A Ukrainian couple in Boulder tries to help their home country, one bulletproof vest at a time

May 19, 2022
Artists paint giant sunflowers on the Arkansas River Levee in Pueblo. It's a mural dedicated to the people of Ukraine.Artists paint giant sunflowers on the Arkansas River Levee in Pueblo. It's a mural dedicated to the people of Ukraine.Shanna Lewis/KRCC News
Artists paint giant sunflowers on the Arkansas River Levee in Pueblo. It's a mural dedicated to the people of Ukraine.

Viktoria Oliynyk and Andriy Zakutayev started a small-scale front-line aid group called Sunflower Seeds Ukraine. They raise funds and send medical kits and tactical gear to Ukrainian forces through a network they established 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea. To date, they've sent more than 400 medical kits and dozens of pieces of gear.