Lithuanian Humanitarian Aid Delivered to Ukraine
On 15 May, a Lithuanian humanitarian aid cargo, worth 40,000 euros, successfully arrived in Kiev. The cargo consisted of protective equipment against COVID-19 manufactured by Lithuanian companies. In accordance with the decision of the Lithuania’s Government of 22 April, Lithuania provided humanitarian aid to the European Union's Eastern Neighborhood countries - Armenia, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine – in response to their request to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 6,000 face shields were delivered to the Ukrainian Psychiatric Association. The association will distribute the shields to 60 psychiatric hospitals and 24 addiction disease centers.
On 19 May, Tadas Valionis, Chargé d'Affaires of the Republic of Lithuania in Ukraine, handed over 13,000 face shields to the non-governmental organization “Eleos-Ukraine”. The ceremony, held at the Mikhailovsk Monastery in Kiev, was attended by the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Epiphany and representatives of charities. “Eleos-Ukraine” and other partners will distribute protective equipment to Ukrainian hospitals in the regions.
"Today we fight an invisible war with a virus that has paralyzed the whole world. We are grateful that representatives of other nations are helping Ukraine. The Church is happy to join such charitable projects, because it is our duty to help the poor and to take care of those who need it,” the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church said at the meeting.