'400 days of courage' convoy headed from Latvia to Ukraine

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On Friday, March 31, 400 days had passed since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. On that evening, another convoy with aid, this time from Latvian entrepreneurs organization Uzņēmēji mieram (Entrepreneurs for Peace), headed to Ukraine.

The "400 days of courage" load had six offroad vehicles the Entrepreneurs for Peace organization had purchased for donations, and three ordinary cars Latvian businesses donated from their own car fleet. Similar convoys head to Ukraine every week.

"Since the beginning of the active invasion last year we have sent 160 offroad and ordinary cars, a boat with a cargo box, four emergency medical vehicles and two trucks donated by 'Gaujas koks' which we use for delivering donations to Ukraine," said the foundation's head Laura Skrodele.

The intensity of donations is not dying down. "We are grateful for the businesses, also individuals are very responsive [..]. It's not stopping. And thank God for that," said National Armed Forces expert in military-religious cooperation Elmārs Pļaviņš.

National Armed Forces experts take care of the checks needed so that vehicles are in good technical condition and are delivered where they are needed. "Now they ask for more office equipment so they can train soldiers better. Warm clothing is also topical. Drones and batteries too," said NBS First Sergeant Andris Osis.

The cars are filled with products donated by Latvian food businesses for both soldiers and civilians. The cars are taken to Jaunmārupe where the association Agendum volunteer drivers take over and head to Ukraine. 

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