Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated that Ukraine had already informed Lebanon of its readiness to provide humanitarian aid. As a result, a relevant request has been sent. He said this during a press briefing on the ministry's Facebook page.
"Yesterday Ukraine expressed its readiness to provide humanitarian aid to Lebanon. We informed the Lebanese side about it, we received a request from Lebanon regarding what they need most now. The Foreign Ministry is coordinating this issue within the Ukrainian government in order to provide humanitarian aid to our Lebanese partners. The country got in big trouble, and Ukraine will help them as much as it can," said Kuleba.
As we reported earlier, Beirut declared a state of emergency amid the disastrous explosion in the city's port area.
"The Lebanese Cabinet of Ministers declared a two-week state of emergency in the capital and handed over control of security to the military following a powerful explosion in Beirut, which killed at least 135 people and injured 5,000," said the statement.