Ukrainian citizens in Georgia will receive products of high necessity from companies that have been involved in the Produce in Georgia campaign launched in recent years by the government to support local entrepreneurship, in the latest move helping those affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last week.
The Georgian Economy Ministry announced a new “large-scale campaign” under the #produceforukraine hashtag on Monday, revealing it would deliver products ranging from food to hygiene items and medicine to Ukrainians stranded in the country following the outbreak of hostilities.
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The ministry said a number of the campaign’s beneficiary companies had already joined the initiative and added clothing, tarpaulin pieces, fuel tanks, floor insulation materials and other products would be included among eligible items.
Georgia has provided aid worth one million GEL ($315,000/€279,000) to Ukraine, with The Georgian Post also announcing it would deliver humanitarian parcels to Ukrainian citizens free of charge.
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Additionally, Georgian citizens and businesses have started to offer free overnight accommodation and other types of assistance to Ukrainians in the country through social media groups since the breakout of the war, while the Georgian National Tourism Administration launched a hotline for the purpose, reachable through the number 0 800 800 909.
Russia began its military assault on Ukraine last week, after President Putin’s announcement of the recognition of the independence of the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk on February 21.