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My name is Igor Polishchuk...

Together with my family I live in Chmelnytsky, in Ukraine and I work as a Sales Manager for Agrifac. One month ago I was focusing on the sales process of our self-propelled sprayers, but on the 24th of February, the situation in Ukraine changed drastically. For me, and many others, it became a pitch-black day. Instead of working on a sustainable future for our country’s agricultural sector, I had to bring my family to Warsaw in Poland to secure their safety.

Work has almost come to a complete stop. Instead of helping customers, I have been asked by the government to help my local community. Every day I help more than 100 refugees and local people in need. It is now more than a month since the invasion started and the situation is getting worse by the day.

For me, it is time to ring the bell. This cannot go on any longer. There is an urgent need for supplies such as preserved foods (for children and adults), medicine, sleeping bags, bandages, food, batteries, and more.

I want to help my local community, which I can hopefully do together with your help.

Together for Ukraine
At the Agrifac headquarters in Steenwijk, the Netherlands, emergency goods will be collected and transported to the Polish border. Here, Igor will make sure that the goods will get into Ukraine and will be distributed to the people that need them so much.

Igor has made a list of the supplies they urgently need. You can find these supplies on

Required goods
Do you already have goods in possession? Send or bring them to Agrifac in Steenwijk, or one of our dealerships in your country. Besides that, we have a list of goods that are available online and can be ordered and delivered to the address mentioned below.

By doing this, everyone in Europe is able to help Igor.

We emphasise that various types of painkillers and other urgent items are no longer available online. These are listed on the web page. Please buy these items locally and donate them.

Delivery address
Agrifac Machinery B.V.
Eesveenseweg 17
8332 JA Steenwijk
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Igor Polishchuk
Sales Representative Agrifac Ukraine

I'll send you all an update when I have distributed the goods among the local civilians

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