Serbia has steadfastly declared neutrality with regard to the war in Ukraine, yet that has not meant that it is oblivious to the plight of Ukrainians, as was proven Aug. 30 when Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic officiated the hand over of 14 trucks of humanitarian aid bound for Kherson.
“The Serbian government took part in the pan-European humanitarian aid campaign for the civilian population of Ukraine and allocated humanitarian aid for the residents of the Kherson region affected by the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam by Russian terrorists,” said a press statement, as reported by ukinform.net.
The truckloads of humanitarian aid included medicine, water filters, blankets and drinking water, all of which is crucial to Ukrainians in the region below the path of the destroyed Kahkovka hyrdroelectric damn.
Ukrainian Ambassador to Serbia Volodymyr Tolkach thanked Serbia for the aid.
Serbia has thus far declined to join in on sanctions against Russia, but Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has repeatedly declared that Ukrainian borders should be respected.
Photo of Ukrainian cat survivor by Tatyana Tkachuk, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons.