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On March 14, the date of the Ukrainian Volunteer Day, an extended meeting of the Coordinating Council of Volunteers of the National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine” (NFTU) took place. The sessions were honored by the presence and welcoming speeches of the heads of Ukrainian churches: Filaret, Honorary Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Sviatoslav, Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Panochko M.S., Senior Bishop of the Ukrainian Church of the Evangelical Faith Christians, Sheikh Ahmed Tamim, Supreme Mufti of Ukraine. The candidates for the post of President of Ukraine Tymoshenko Yu.V., Hrytsenko A.S., representatives of other candidates were invited and made their speeches. The Coordinating Council was attended by numerous representatives of volunteer organizations in Ukraine, representatives of the Supervisory board of the NFTU and foreign embassies.

The meeting discussed the problems of the irreversibility of the European integration course of Ukraine, the acceleration of the processes of building Ukraine as a developed European state, consolidating of all Ukraine’s patriotic forces in order to counteract the challenges faced by the state, the issue of systemic public control over the activities of authorities. The participants supported the initiative “Protect Your Voice”, which brings together the association of public organizations of the ATO veterans, volunteers, public figures in order to establish effective cooperation with candidates interested in holding fair elections, the coordination headquarters of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ukrainian and international observation groups for communication, fixing of violations and coordination of actions of all participants.

By the decision of the participants of the meeting, a permanent Coordinating Council of Volunteers of the National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine” was created. Famous participant of the battle for Donetsk airport Andriy “Bohema” Sharaskin, film-maker, chairman of the board of the NGO “DIYa”, was approved to became its head.