Georgia: Since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war, Georgian Post continues to send humanitarian aid packages to Ukraine from Georgia free of cost to support the country in the face of the Russian invasion, the post office announced on Wednesday, following reports in the media about the discontinuation of the Government initiative.
According to the company, people were able to send humanitarian parcels to Ukraine without paying any fee; the service is now being provided from “collection points” in Georgia’s capital city Tbilisi and the regions instead of Georgian Post service centres.
The statement of the office reads that the collection of humanitarian aid all over the nation proceeded with the cooperation of government authorities, with up to 30 tonnes of packages sent to Ukraine since February 28, days following the Russian invasion of the country.
Georgia ranked first among nations contributing humanitarian aid to Ukraine by mail, according to statistics released by the National Post of Ukraine on April 20. The mailing company had delivered over 520 tonnes of aid to Ukraine by that date.
Georgia is also one of 14 countries that enable people and legal entities to send free parcels to Ukraine, according to the Georgian Post, which added that its staff had also delivered humanitarian parcels to their counterparts at the Ukrposhta national post as a show of support.
Several countries, leaders, NGOs and individuals came forward to show their solidarity with Ukraine by sending humanitarian aid.
Furthermore, the international community has criticised the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union, among others, placing a slew of sanctions on Moscow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. According to Ukrinform, Russian soldiers are shelling and destroying key infrastructure facilities, as well as launching missiles and airstrikes on Ukrainian cities and villages, murdering people.