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RIGA, February 21. /ITAR-TASS/. On the initiative of Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics Latvia’s Red Cross has started collecting funding to assist the victims of riots in Ukraine, the Foreign Ministry’s press service reported.
The Latvian Red Cross has opened a special account for contributions. All funding will be given to the Ukrainian Red Cross, the press service said.
In addition, the Latvian Red Cross has started talks with Ukrainian colleagues in order to learn what is necessary. Latvia is planning to give Ukraine medications and equipment to render first medical aid.
The ministry’s spokesman, Karlis Eihenbaums, said chief field doctor on Independence Square in Kiev Olga Bogomolets had addressed Latvia for aid. “Kiev lacks dressing boxes and drip stands. We’ll collect money,” the spokesman added.