This Dutch writer became a volunteer to help Ukraine - with Jaap Scholten

October 30, 2023
What brings foreigners to Ukraine? What motivates them to come and help a country at war? What do they find in this country that they don’t find at home?
  • This episode's guest is Jaap Scholten, a Dutch writer and journalist, who came to Ukraine to volunteer. He regularly visits Ukraine with his friends to bring cars to soldiers, as well as medical equipment and other aid.
  • He is also the author of the book "Three Bags of Ladies Clothes and a Sniper" about his trips to Ukraine, and is the founder of the charity Protect Ukraine (

Host: Volodymyr Yermolenko, a Ukrainian philosopher and journalist, chief editor of

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