Retail chains Lidl, Rossmann and other retailers have sent humanitarian aid, food and hygiene products to Ukraine, Serhiy Voitsekhovsky, a member of the board of directors of BGV Group Management, has said.
"Lidl, Rossmann and other European retailers support Ukraine. A few figures from our volunteer team: as of March 10, some 33 twenty-tonne trucks of humanitarian cargo from Europe have already been delivered to Kyiv and shipped to the warehouses of the capital," he wrote on Facebook on Thursday evening.
According to him, one of the largest chain stores in Europe, Rossmann, organized the transfer of 150 tonnes of essential products - canned food, drinking water, baby food.
About 340 tonnes of groceries, drinking water, confectionery, baby diapers, personal hygiene products, pet food were delivered to Ukraine from the German discount retail chain Lidl.
In addition, Austria sent a truck of medicines for patients at the Okhmatdyt hospital.
"No one plans to slow down, and European retailers and associations continue to cooperate with us to send products and goods to Ukraine. In the next few days, another 38 trucks will arrive from Europe to the warehouses of Kyiv, which is 760 tonnes of humanitarian cargo for Ukrainians," Voitsekhovsky said.
Together with Rossmann, another 11 trucks of humanitarian aid were organized. Manufacturer DS Produkte will send two trucks with sleeping bags, blankets, first aid kits, Media Chain Products - 80 tonnes of sanitizer, German association Helfen statt Hamstern - six trucks of humanitarian aid. In addition, around 80 tonnes of water and beverages are supplied by various German producers.
Voitsekhovsky said there are plans to send humanitarian cargo to Ukraine from Mannheim, Germany (six trucks of long-term storage products), Cologne (food, sleeping bags), Offenbach (hygiene products for women), as well as three trucks of food, medicines and clothes from the consulate of Ukraine in Milan.
BGV Group Management is an investment company with assets in the mining industry, retail (Kolo network), development, and logistics.