Ukrainian Crisis Response


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World Council created this page as a resource for the latest news and information about how credit unions in Ukraine are faring in the face of the Russian invasion, and how the worldwide credit union movement is responding to help them. All of the content is provided by World Council, its members, or their affiliated credit unions and financial cooperatives. To share information from your organization on this page, please email us at To make a donation to to Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions' Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund, click here

Ukrainian Credit Union Liaison Discusses Impacts of the Russian Invasion on Episode 11 of The Global Credit Union Podcast

A liaison to Ukraine's credit union movement says there is a presumption that some individual credit unions have been severely damaged or destroyed by Russia's armed forces on Episode 11 of the Global Credit Union Podcast.

World Council of Credit Unions is calling the liaison "Aleksandr." That is not his real name. We chose to hide his identity for his safety, but the stories he shares about the devastating impacts of the Russian invasion of his country are very real.

Aleksandr discusses what life is like for credit union employees and their members in Russian-occupied areas of the country, where there is a lack of food, water, communications, electricity and heat. He also talks about what the country’s credit union associations and regulators are doing to make it easier for those credit unions that are still operational, and what the country might need to get all their credit unions back up and running once this conflict is over.

Listen to Episode 11 of the Global Credit Union Podcast here.