100-ton Israeli shipment of humanitarian aid for Ukrainians arrives in Poland

Israeli humanitarian aid shipment arrives in Poland, on March 4, 2022. (Shlomi Amsalem/GPO)
Israeli humanitarian aid shipment arrives in Poland, on March 4, 2022. (Shlomi Amsalem/GPO)

Israel’s 100-ton shipment of humanitarian aid for Ukrainians has arrived in Poland after a three-day journey, the Foreign Ministry announces.

The aid includes 17 tons of medical equipment and medicine; water purification systems intended to supply 200,000 people; emergency water supply kits to supply 100,000 people; winter tents to house 3,000; 15,000 blankets; 3,000 sleeping bags; and 2,700 winter coats.

The trucks carrying the shipment are now on their way toward the Ukrainian border and will continue to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv where Israel is operating a makeshift embassy after evacuating its mission in Kyiv.

Ukraine has extended its appreciation to Israel for the gesture, though many of its leaders are insisting that what Kyiv needs most at the moment is military equipment — a request Israel has refused to grant as it seeks to maintain a working relationship with Russia, which controls the airspace in bordering Syria.

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