First delivery of humanitarian aid from Latvia to reach Ukraine today

25.02.2014. 16:58

Today, on 25 February, the first shipment of humanitarian aid from Latvia – medical supplies and equipment – will be delivered to Kyiv. In cooperation with the Embassy of Latvia, the delivery will be forwarded to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society for the purpose of providing assistance to those who have been injured in the clashes in Kyiv.

The Red Cross of Latvia in association with the Emergency Medical Assistance Service has put together a shipment of first aid supplies: bandaging materials, various medicines, medical suture kits, intravenous stands and oxygen masks. Latvia was informed by the Ukrainian Red Cross about the type and amount of the required humanitarian aid.

The total value of the humanitarian aid delivery is EUR 16 888, and it weighs 565 kg.

At its extraordinary meeting on Monday, the Cabinet of Ministers decided that Latvia would provide Ukraine with humanitarian aid to the amount of EUR 29 718.