“If the wave increases and more aid is needed, this is a message that a greater contribution is needed from other European Union countries when we are talking about aid to Ukrainian soldiers,” the minister told reporters on Friday after the meeting with the European Commissioner.
He added that currently the biggest burden of providing aid to wounded soldiers falls on Poland.
“Lithuania is about third, fourth, sometimes fifth in the European Union in terms of assistance provided for the rehabilitation of soldiers. The commissioner pointed out that this is a huge contribution”, said A. Dulkys.
S. Kyriakides, the European Commissioner responsible for health and food safety, seconded the minister. According to her, the European Union has made a lot of efforts to provide adequate support to the people of Ukraine. However, the approaching cold season may bring additional difficulties.
“We moved approximately 1.3 thousand patients from Ukraine to various hospitals in European countries. We have set up medical service points in Poland, Romania and Slovakia to transfer these patients. We provided 5 million iodine tablets in the face of a nuclear threat,” she said.
“Our support for Ukraine is permanent. And we will support Ukraine as much as necessary”, promised the European Commissioner.
ELTA reminds that currently approximately 65.3 thousand people have arrived in Lithuania. refugees from Ukraine. According to the Minister of Social Security and Labor, Monika Navickienė, Lithuania could receive approximately 25,000 more in unused schools and hospitals during the cold period. war refugees.
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