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Georgia to deliver humanitarian parcels to Ukraine ‘free of charge’

The Deputy Economy Minister, Guram Guramishvili, declared earlier today that the Georgian Government will send Humanitarian parcels to Ukraine from Georgia via the Georgian Post without any charges to support the country's population amid the ongoing Russian military aggression, which began last week.

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The Deputy Economy Minister, Guram Guramishvili, declared earlier today that the Georgian Government will send Humanitarian parcels to Ukraine from Georgia via the Georgian Post without any charges to support the country’s population amid the ongoing Russian military aggression, which began last week.

Citizens of Georgia can apply to service centres of the postage company throughout the nation to use the free facility, which Guramishvili said was a continuation of PM Irakli Garibashvili’s decision to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine. 

Moreover, due to the force majeure circumstances, a cargo ferry with Ukrainian citizens onboard and previously bound for the Ukrainian port of Chernomorsk would return to Georgia’s Black Sea port town of Poti, said Guramishvili.

The ferry carrying Ukrainians will be exempt from the docking and other fees. The individuals onboard will be provided with accommodation in hotels free of charge after the ship arrives in Georgia. 

Earlier, the Government stated it would allocate the fund from its reserve fund to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine. 

Moreover, the Georgian Government also said that the Ministry of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs would use this fund to buy pharmaceutical and medical supplies for war victims.

Thousands of people came to the streets to express solidarity with Ukraine by holding peaceful protests on Thursday, February 24, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, stated in response to the thousands of people who came to the streets to express solidarity with Ukraine by holding peaceful protests in Tbilisi, adding “Indeed, there are times when citizens are not the Government, but better than the Government.”

Meanwhile, the development comes as the Georgian Prime Minister faces widespread criticism for controversial remarks about Ukraine and the clear-cut rejection to join international sanctions against Russia.

On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine after President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation.”

 

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