People in the South East called upon to donate aid to Ukraine

People in the South East called upon to donate aid to Ukraine

The Lithuanian and Polish communities of Waterford are coming together to organise aid to be sent to Ukraine.

It comes as more rockets have hit Kharkiv, the country's second-largest city, not far from the Russian border in the east. The interior ministry says dozens of people have been killed.

Talks between Ukrainian and Russian officials continue on the border with Belarus.

Kiev wants a ceasefire, and the French President reiterated that to Russia's Vladimir Putin in a phone call earlier.


Crisis talks are also underway in New York where representatives from around the world are meeting at an emergency session of the United Nations General Assembly.

People across the South East are being asked to donate medical supplies and dry food to help Ukrainians, displaced by the Russian invasion.

The two communities are calling on people to donate at drop-off centres in De La Salle College and Glanway in Belleview Port by this Friday.


Zaneta Svirskiene is organising the appeal and explained to Beat News what will happen with the donations.

"For the moment we are planning on having a delivery on the 4th of March and the items will be collected and delivered to Poland first, where they then will be delivered to crisis centres in Ukraine."

Elsewhere in the South East, there’s a collection point to donate supplies for Ukraine at the Wexford Arts Centre from 10am to 5pm tomorrow until Friday.

People can also donate there on Saturday from 10am until 4pm.


In Kilkenny, people are being urged to donate clean clothes, footwear, underwear for adults and children along with all dry foods and toiletries to Thomastown Community Centre.

In Carlow, donations will be accepted at the Parish Centre in Carlow Town from tomorrow until Tuesday Mrach 8th. Elsewhere in the county donations are also welcome at New Oak Community Centre.

In Tipperary, Latvian man Martins Punculis, based in Carrick on Suir is helping to coordinate the local drop-offs.

He's asking people to donate Things you can donate, clothes, shoes, coats, thermal blankets, sleeping bags and much more.

For more information for Tipperary, click here.