Georgian Post continues to send humanitarian parcels from Georgia to Ukraine free of charge in support of the country in face of the Russian invasion, the post office announced on Wednesday, following reports in the media about a discontinuation of the initiative.
The company said individuals were able to send parcels to Ukraine without charges, but added the service was now being provided from “collection points” in the capital of Tbilisi and the regions, instead of Georgian Post service centres.
The statement of the office also said collection of the humanitarian cargo across the country continued with the involvement of the state representatives, with up to 30 tonnes of parcels sent to Ukraine since February 28, days following the Russian invasion of the country.
Based on National Post of Ukraine data reported on April 20, Georgia ranked first among countries sending humanitarian aid to Ukraine via mail, with over 520 tonnes of aid delivered by the postage company to Ukraine by the date.
Additionally, Georgia is one of 14 states allowing individuals and legal entities to send parcels to Ukraine free of charge, the Georgian Post said, adding employees of the office had also sent humanitarian parcels to their counterparts at Ukrposhta national post as a sign of solidarity.