Ukrainian citizens currently in the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi will receive services of a select group of sports centres, museum venues, theatre halls, libraries and art schools free of charge, Tbilisi City Hall announced earlier today.
Tbilisi Deputy Mayor Andria Basilaia said the initiative aimed to support Ukrainians by helping them “maintain spiritual and physical strength” at the time of Russia’s invasion of their country. Enabling Ukrainian children to socialise and engage in activities is also a goal of the move.
The city official added municipal services would provide detailed information about the offer to Ukrainian guests staying in Tbilisi hotels.
The City Hall also said it had already offered some municipal services free of charge to Ukrainian citizens in the city, including free public transportation.
The city agency opened a humanitarian aid point today where entrepreneurs, organisations and individuals are able to donate food and other basic necessities for Ukrainian citizens affected by the conflict in Ukraine.
It also opened a special account at the State Treasury to enable donations from individuals to support Ukrainian citizens. The treasury code for the account is 300778800, while money donations should be entered under the designation “For Ukraine”.
Russia began its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of the recognition of the independence of the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk on February 21.