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PM Irakli Garibashvili says over 5,000 tons of humanitarian cargo have been sent to Ukraine

Georgian Premier Irakli Garibashvili on Thursday said at the International Donors’ Conference for Ukraine in Poland that Georgia’s contribution to international support for Ukraine in the midst of Russia’s invasion of the country is valued at $7 million, with the Government continuing to provide assistance to over 28,000 Ukrainians affected by the ongoing war and currently located in Georgia.


 

Over 5,000 tons of humanitarian aid have been delivered to Ukraine by both air and land. My Government has been supportive to the displaced individuals from Ukraine via the provision of shelter, essential items, clothing, food, vital medical services, and access to academic institutions and kindergartens free of cost,” the Georgian PM said.


The top head of the Government also emphasised that his Government would continue to assist the Ukrainian people with a further $7 million in aid by the end of 2022 and mentioned that Georgian non-governmental organisations and individual citizens were also offering shelter, food, clothing and other assistance to Ukrainians in Georgia.

PM Garibashvili also cited that Georgia was #1 among 191 nations in sending humanitarian aid to Ukraine by mail, according to information provided by Ukraine’s National Post.

Garibashvili also underlined the international community’s unity in providing aid to Ukraine was “an issue of urgency and necessity” and wished the people of Ukraine “peace and prosperity”.

The Prime Ministers of Poland and Sweden, along with the Presidents of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, are co-hosting the International Donors’ Conference for Ukraine.

In addition, the Georgian Prime Minister will take part in a charity session organised as part of the conference.

He also said that Georgia condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calling it an “obvious and flagrant breach” of international law’s core principles and standards, as well as the UN Charter.

The outcome of the battle in Ukraine, according to Garibashvili, will determine the “future architecture” of European security and establish the groundwork for a “new security framework” for the area and beyond.

Zurab Kvaratskhelia

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