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Finland sent medicines and medical supplies to Ukraine

Ministry of Social Affairs and HealthMinistry of the Interior
Publication date 25.5.2022 14.23
Press release

On 16 May, Finland sent medicines and medical supplies to Ukraine. The assistance was provided through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism. According to the European Commission, Ukraine urgently needs medicines, fuel, back-up generators and water purification tablets.

Over the past few weeks, Finland has been sending material assistance to Ukraine and neighbouring regions. In addition, Finland has sent experts to Poland and Slovakia to help coordinate the assistance delivered through the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism. The EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre is coordinating the assistance delivered to Ukraine and neighbouring regions through the Mechanism.

Inquiries:
Questions about medicines: Communications and Influencing Unit, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, tel. +358 29 524 6161, info (at) thl.fi (weekdays at 9–16)
Pekka Tiainen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of the Interior, tel. + 358 295 488 227

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