SLOVAK Ambassador to Ukraine Juraj Siváček presented the President of the Ukrainian Red Cross, Ivan Usichenko, a shipment of humanitarian aid destined for people injured in the recent unrest in the country on March 4, the TASR newswire reported.
The medical supplies, weighing two tonnes and worth €12,000, include stretchers, surgery blankets, splints for major fractures, sheets, bags for transporting the injured and respirators. The supplies, given on behalf of Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák, were earmarked from the ministry's supplies in response to Ukraine's urgent need for assistance.
The Slovak official also extended an offer whereby 20 people who experienced trauma during the unrest will be able to recover in Slovak treatment and rehabiliation facilities. The cost of this assistance is estimated at €11,500 and will be covered from the funding of the official development programme SlovakAid.
The supplies were sent via an airplane with Lajčák on February 28, who travelled to Kiev for talks with the newly-appointed Ukrainian officials. A shipment of humanitarian aid from Hungary, chiefly in the form of medicine, was also sent in the same aircraft.
Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports.
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5. Mar 2014 at 14:00