Singapore to contribute US$100,000 to help Ukraine’s affected communities

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Residents take shelter in the basement of an apartment building, after Russia launched a massive military operation against Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine late February 26, 2022. Picture taken February 26, 2022. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Wyborcza.pl via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. POLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN POLAND.
Residents take shelter in the basement of an apartment building, after Russia launched a massive military operation in Kyiv, Ukraine on 26 February 2022. (PHOTO: Agencja Wyborcza.pl via Reuters)

SINGAPORE — The Singapore government will contribute US$100,000 to help affected communities in Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Monday (28 February).

The financial contribution will be facilitated via the Singapore Red Cross, which is working through the Ukrainian Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

“These funds will go towards the provision of relief supplies such as hygiene kits, family kits and household kits for the vulnerable who are displaced by the conflict,” MFA said.

The statement comes after several ministers spoke about the conflict on the same day.

Singapore will impose export controls on items that can be used directly as weapons in Ukraine, as well as certain financial sanctions on Russia in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine, said Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan in a Ministerial Statement in Parliament.

Also speaking in Parliament, Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong said during the debate on Budget 2022 that the downside economic risks faced by Singapore have “increased significantly” due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reiterated Singapore’s position in a Facebook post, saying that the country strongly condemns Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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