More than 45 000 medicines and medical consumables of urgent need were sent to the Republic of Ukraine. The request for humanitarian aid was made under the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism. The Ministry of Health organised the provision of the necessary medicines and medical supplies, and with the assistance of the Bulgarian Red Cross, the humanitarian shipment is now on its way to Ukraine. The Ministry of Health expresses its gratitude to the members of the Bulgarian Association of Wholesalers of Medicines /BATEL/ who provided the necessary medicines and supplies to the Ukrainian citizens in a short time