The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia has sent humanitarian aid to Ukraine. It includes four buses provided by a private donor that will be deployed in Kharkiv and Zhytomyr.
RBC-Ukraine reported this with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.
The ministry noted that two buses will be sent to the Zhytomyr region, which is one of the main areas of Estonia's reconstruction activities and where the construction of a kindergarten and a bridge built by Estonians was completed this year.
Two more buses will be sent to two different cities in the Kharkiv region.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs added that the buses will help Ukraine cope with the damage to the transportation system and maintain the mobility of the population, especially with the onset of winter.
In 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent 44 regular buses to Ukraine, which were withdrawn from routes in Estonia and donated by the Ministry of Transport. The buses were repaired at the expense of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and went to the Zhytomyr, Kharkiv, Poltava, and Bucha regions.
To date, Estonia has provided humanitarian aid to Ukraine in the amount of EUR 25.3 million, of which EUR 6.3 million has come from the public sector.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 18/11/2023