Lithuania is preparing humanitarian aid for Ukraine with €400,000 worth of antiviral drugs being sent to the country to fight swine flu.
© Reuters/Scanpix

Swine flu in Ukraine has already claimed nearly 50 lives so Lithuania is sending more than 30,000 packages of drugs from the country‘s medical stock reserve, said Arvydas Skorupskas, an advisor to the Minister of Health.

“Once the government approves the decree, we will send the batch to them this or next week. They lack all kinds of medicine for financial reasons. Currently a minister‘s visit is being planned to Ukraine in March to meet with the Minister of Health.”

Skorupskas told Žinių Radijas that all the Lithuanian government services had been supplied with as many packages of medication as they needed but there were a substantial amount leftover and it was decided to send them to Ukraine.

Žinių Radijas

Outgoing president's two advisors among new ambassadorial candidates

Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday nominated seven new candidates for ambassadorial...

Pope appoints archbishop Pajic as apostolic nuncio to Lithuania

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Petar Pajic as apostolic nuncio to Lithuania, the...

Public to get access to Baltic organization BATUN's archives

The archives of the Baltic Appeal to the United Nations (BATUN), a Baltic emigrant organization,...

More people come to country than leave for 4th month in a row

Lithuania registered a positive migration balance for the fourth successive month in May as more...

President-elect Nauseda to NATO chief: Lithuania needs more air defense capabilities (1)

Lithuania needs more air defense capabilities, Lithuania's President-elect Gitanas Nauseda told...