Since the first day of the full-scale invasion, Ukraine has been under heavy shelling by Russian invaders—from artillery systems shelling close-to-frontline territories to missiles ranging up to the Western border of Ukraine. There is no place anywhere in our country that is really safe. Curfews, bomb shelters and air alerts are our new daily reality.
Ruined civil infrastructure and housing is another ugly face of this war. Imagine more than 500`000 houses damaged and more than 300`000 houses completely destroyed! (as of June 1st)
Many Ukrainian athletes had to make difficult decisions under these trying circumstances. More than 50 athletes out of our community of 350 left their homes and relocated either in Ukraine or abroad to evacuate themselves and their children. More than 20 athletes joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Words can’t describe what we felt as we learned that one was killed in action while defending the Kharkiv region… Many others volunteer.
Of course under such circumstances it is not possible even to train, let alone organize huge events. Therefore we skipped all the ultimate tournaments we planned, and only kept very few disc-golf tournaments.
But we still stand. And do whatever we can to help our country get back to something that resembles normality.