LITHUANIA: How civil society has been mobilising for Ukraine

By Emilis Ruželė, EESC member, Lithuania

By early March, the Lithuanian people had donated more than EUR 12 million. My organisation, Investors' Forum, has donated EUR 1000 and our member companies have donated more than EUR 300 000 to various organisations helping Ukraine.

A volunteer organisation, Stiprūs Kartu (Stronger together), is helping with finding transportation, accommodation and other resources for refugees from Ukraine. Investors' Forum has made half of its office in Vilnius available to help, and is ready to host a family of refugees there. I personally have made a room in my own apartment available to accept refugees.

Finally, in Vilnius people are protesting outside the Russian Embassy every day.