'Twitterconvoy's' 1000th vehicle heads from Latvia to Ukraine

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On Friday, January 13, in Mārupe, where the head of the vehicle donation drive 'Twitterconvoy' Reinis Pozņaks collects donated cars to deliver to Ukraine, the thousandth car arrived. This time it is an ambulance, Latvian Radio reported.

“Ambulance for soldiers. We bought it for donated money in Norway. Very good, four-wheel drive, painted in camouflage. It will go somewhere near Bakhmut. Where it is the toughest,” Pozņaks said.

Pozņaks posted a photo of the ambulance on Twitter this morning, but he will sit behind the wheel in a group of donated cars in the evening, headed for Ukraine. This will be the 68th Twitterconvoy's ride to Ukraine. 

Meanwhile, also on Friday, a truck covered by the Latvian “Entrepreneurs for Peace” fund, with a cargo of help from the heating company Balteneko, started its way from Sloviansk in Ukraine.

“In the truck, we crammed several generators, a huge cogeneration station, and many packs of pasta from Dobeles miller, they have made a special packaging design to support Ukraine. At this time, we had a demand for hygiene products – soap, shampoos, shower gels,” said Laura Skrodele, director of the “Entrepreneurs for Peace” fund.

One of the generators would be brought into the Boryspil hospital on the way, but the rest would go to the front.

The fund, set up in the first days of the Ukraine war, now brings together 200 regularly donating entrepreneurs, and the value of supplies has exceeded EUR five million, its director estimated.

Strengthening Ukraine's defense forces is a priority, so “Entrepreneurs for Peace” works in close coordination with the Ministry of Defense, which in turn communicates with the Ukrainian army. The fund also co-operates with Pozņaks' Twitterconvoy.

Requests for assistance from Ukraine continue to come. On February 24, when exactly a year will have passed since the war and the onset of Ukrainian resistance, the “Entrepreneurs for Peace” fund will hold a charity concert in the restored Rīga circus arena.

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