The humanitarian aid from Finland to Ukraine delivered on the first days of invasion.
With the start of Russian military invasion in Ukraine, during February 24th Ukrainian Association in Finland has received requests from NGOs and informal community organizations from Ukrainian cities and towns. These actors-in-field were asking for real help: clothing, basic food supplies, toys for kids, medicine for the wounded, as well as generators, first aid kits, solar panels, drones, batteries, chainsaws and sleeping bags.
On February 28th Association opened its emergency logistic center at Kattilahalli, in Helsinki. Hundreds of volunteers worked 24 hours non-stop sorting the aid brought by ordinary citizens, companies and numerous organizations. A day later, on March 1st, we fully packed the first truck with humanitarian aid. On March 5th, the shipped aid arrived in Kyiv. Just after the arrival of the truck to Kyiv we received a message from a priest in the northwest Chernihiv: “Thank you! The donated medical and other equipment from Finland helped 200 people when Russians shelled our church”.