The Belarusian authorities have decided to send Ukrainian humanitarian aid to neighbors. The decision adopted by the Council of Ministers. The task to produce the goods for the brotherly country is entrusted to a number of large Belarusian enterprises.
“The Council of Ministers of Belarus has instructed… to ensure the release and clearance of material assets for the provision of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine”, – stated in the message on the website of the Council of Ministers.
In the Annex to the message posted by the list of goods that the Belarusian emergencies Ministry will have to deliver by motor transport, including, as noted, for transmission of the mission of the International red cross “to distribute among the affected population of this country.“
In the list of goods of humanitarian aid includes 12 thousand cans of beef stew, sunflower oil in the amount of eight thousand bottles, 12 thousand packs of noodles and eight thousand rolls of toilet paper. It is planned to deliver goods to almost 118 million rubles, which equals $62 thousand.
It can be assumed that the agreement on the delivery of humanitarian assistance, if any, and not a unilateral initiative of Minsk was reached in talks between the two leaders at the end of April. On the anniversary of the Chernobyl accident on April 26 Alexander Lukashenko and Petro Poroshenko met in Pripyat, where he stated the need for joint action in the fight against the consequences of the accident.
Later, the talks happened on the territory of Belarus. There Lukashenko assured his colleague’s intention to always be good neighbors, and never to quarrel. The Belarusian leader also said he was willing to give the Ukrainians any assistance and even, if need be, to come on the tractor to plow the fields.