Belarus’ humanitarian aid to Ukraine reaches destination point

Belarus’ humanitarian aid to Ukraine reaches destination point

A convoy of lorries of the Emergencies Ministry of the Republic of Belarus crossed the border at the international checkpoint “Novaya Guta”. The total sum of the aid is about 117,000BYN. The aid consists of tinned food, cereals, pasta, washing and hygiene goods.

The humanitarian aid will be transported to Kiev district, where it will be transferred to the Ukrainian Red Cross Mission. It will then distribute the aid among the war-stricken population of Ukraine.

Igor Sokol, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to Ukraine:
This is the initiative of the President of the Republic of Belarus – to render humanitarian aid to the conflict zones in Ukraine. However, the strategic decision is give the aid to the two sides of the conflict. People there suffer every second and hour. As a rule, the most unprotected people suffer because of the conflict.

Delphine Duspi, deputy head of the Red Cross Mission in Ukraine:
The population of Ukraine is in need of food and hygiene products. The importance of Belarus’ aid to Ukraine is great. We know that the aid consists of 4,000 food sets and 4,000 hygiene sets. It will be individual help and it will really help people who really need it.

Alexander Lukashenko told Petro Poroshenko about the intention of Belarus rendering humanitarian aid to Ukraine at their meeting in Chernobyl on April 26, 2017. The corresponding decisions were made on May 4, 2017 on the governmental level: concrete tasks were given to directors of a range of Belarusian plants and agencies. It took about one month to decide on all the formalities.