30 truckloads of equipment heading from Latvia to Ukraine

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More than 30 trucks have left Latvia for Ukraine to deliver equipment and supplies to help Ukrainians defend themselves against Russia's despicable attack. 

The consignment will be delivered by the National Defense Logistics and Procurement Center and will include individual equipment donated by the National Armed Forces to Ukrainian soldiers, including helmets, dry food, medical devices and medicines. It is also planned to deliver a large consignment of ammunition to Ukraine in the near future.

In addition, the relief cargo also includes food supplies and medical and basic necessities, as well as gauze bandages and disposable gloves.

Currently part of the funds donated by the public via the Ziedot.lv platform are being used to purchase 500 tonnes of diesel fuel for the needs of the Ukrainian army.

Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks said: “I am grateful for the generous donations of Latvian businesspeople and the public. With this help we can support Ukraine's efforts to protect its independence."

Companies that are ready and willing to donate first aid medical supplies, food with a long shelf life or other assistance to the Ukrainian Armed Forces should contact [email protected].

The Ministry of Defense cooperates with the charity organization Ziedot.lv, which has opened a donation fund to raise funds to help the people of Ukraine and coordinates the use of the donated funds to provide the necessary support and critical needs to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

In addition, the National Bank of Ukraine has opened an account in support of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to receive transfers from international partners and donors in both foreign currency (US dollars, euros, British pounds) and hryvnia. Account number: UA843000010000000047330992708.


Further information

Latvia will provide accommodation, food and other assistance to Ukrainian citizens leaving Ukraine due to the military conflict. In order to be able to stay and work in Latvia, Ukrainian citizens will be issued long-term visas in connection with the right to work in Latvia.

The State Border Guard has set up two 24-hour helplines where arrivals can ask questions about crossing the border: 67913568 or 67913569. You can follow the current information on the website of the Ministry of the Interior:  https://www.iem.gov.lv/lv/ jaunums / informacija-par- arrival-and-maintenance- latvia

The opportunity to provide assistance to people who could come to Latvia from Ukraine is coordinated by the movement "I want to help refugees" together with other non-governmental organizations and active residents of Latvia:  https://ej.uz/ supportcilvekiemnoukrainas

The Latvian Investment and Development Agency has prepared a questionnaire for companies that are ready to employ refugees: https://www.liaa.gov.lv/lv/ form / aptauja-par-accessibleam- vakancem

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