A volunteer offers foreigners to buy inscriptions on the missiles bombing russian army
A Ukrainian volunteer Anton Sokolenko offers foreigners to write any message on the artillery missiles, which the Ukrainian military use to annihilate russian occupants, in exchange for money. He then transmits the proceedings for the purchase of equipment for Ukrainian fighters, according to Vice.
“You have a chance to kill orcs with your text on the artillery shell fired at the russian soldiers. You will receive a photo of the missile you sign,” says a post in a Telegram channel Combat Footage managed by Anton. One message costs $40, two can be ordered with a discount, for $70.
The Ukrainian frontline military will apply the ordered text with an indelible marker to the 152 mm artillery shell. “You can write anything: make happy birthday wishes or wish to die from pain, propose, leave your name or Instagram/Telegram nickname,” the volunteer explains.
Anton Sokolenko is a 20-year-old IT student. He says that at the beginning of the war his inactivity concerned him. ‘I found a volunteer centre where I helped to prepare ‘Molotov cocktails’. It was all in vain, as they expire in a day or two, and we were making up to 1500 “cocktails’ a day”, he recalls.
Then a young man decided to create his own Telegram channel to raise donations to the military causes. When the amount of donations cut down, he started looking for another way to collect money. “I was scrolling through the Ukrainian channels and saw the soldiers signing the missiles to get a revenge for their fellows,” Anton recalls. The volunteer found out that someone raised $3,000 in two days while selling such an option, so he was set to concentrate on it.
According to Sokolenko, he has already managed to raise almost $11,000 – this money went into buying two Starlink stations, a thermal weapon sight, and he is also about to buy a car for evacuating the wounded soldiers. A new offer costing $400 was also added to the channel: a sum to make a spray inscription on a missile fired from the Buk missile system.