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Estonia supports the treatment of those injured in the Ukraine protests

01.03.2014

Estonia is supporting the organization Caritas Ukraine with 25 000 euros to help with its treatment of people injured in the street protests in Ukraine. In addition, the foreign ministry is donating 10 000 euros worth of medicines to the Ukraine Red Cross.

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports the treatment of people injured in the Ukrainian street protests through the volunteer organization Caritas. “Many of the injured need follow-up care, prostheses or other aids, psychological counselling, etc. In order to assist these people in need, we are supporting the activities of Caritas,” he added.

Caritas Ukraine is a charitable organization that has supported Ukrainians in Kyiv and elsewhere by offering medicines, food and psychological assistance since the start of the street violence.

Estonia is also donating 10 000 euros worth of medicines to the Ukrainian Red Cross.

Estonia also supported providing medical care to Ukrainians injured in the street protests in the beginning of February with 50 000 euros given through the non-governmental charitable International Renaissance Foundation.

"By supporting local aid workers on-site, we can be sure that our support reaches as many people needing help in Ukraine as possible," the foreign minister said.


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