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Brīvprātīgie Latvijā nogādās Ukrainas bēgļus

Volunteer drivers depart Latvia to pick up Ukrainian refugees

About 20 professional volunteer drivers have left Latvia to meet and bring back Ukrainian refugees from Polish border checkpoints, Latvian Television reported February 27.

Entrepreneur Ulvis Noviks runs the transport company "MRCar.lv". 

To help those fleeing Ukraine he established an association "Tavi draugi" ("Your Friends"). 

"This is the least we can do. I am very happy how responsive we Latvians are,” said Ulvis.

Many refugees arriving in Poland do not yet know that they will have the opportunity to enter Latvia as well. Ulvis hopes that this will be a pleasant surprise for many. On the outward journey the drivers take donated supplies, and on the return journey provide places for people. 

"Drivers drive to Lublin, move on to border checkpoints, take people home to Latvia. Basically, we try to drive buses so that we can bring more people, but we also drive cars,” said the businessman, explaining that the effort was being co-ordinated with authorities in Latvia to ensure arrivals had accommodation and other necessary support, including job offers where needed.

On Saturday, February 26, 20 drivers left in response to high demand on social networks. The first Ukrainian refugees brought to Latvia by the fleet of small vehicles could arrive in Latvia on Sunday, February 27. 

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