Latvijas Pasts postal company stops accepting parcels to Ukraine

  • 2022-02-24
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvijas Pasts has stopped accepting parcels to Ukraine, LETA learned from the company.

The decision has been made in relation to the warfare in Ukraine and interrupted air traffic.

The parcels addressed to Ukraine that have not been shipped yet, will be stored by Latvijas Pasts until the situation changes.

Latvijas Pasts also said that money transfers to Ukraine, Belarus and Russia may not go through, either.

On average, Latvijas Pasts ships up to 300 registered parcels a week to Ukraine, in addition to letters and ordinary parcels. At present Latvijas Pasts has in store 50 parcels to Ukraine that have not been shipped yet. If clients wish to receive back these parcels, they are invited to contact Latvijas Pasts customer center.

As reported, Russian President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly made an address on Russian TV channel Rossiya-24 on Thursday, announcing that Russia has started a "military operation" in Ukraine, calling on the Ukrainian army to "put down the weapons".

Reportedly attacks were conducted from different directions, including from Crimea occupied by Russia in 2014.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared war in Ukraine and announced the Ukraine breaks the diplomatic ties with Russia.

The EU, the US, the UK and other countries have threatened Russia with grave sanctions.