onsdag 2. mars 2022

Taiwan Sends 27 Tons of Medical Aid to Ukraine: 'Taiwan Is With Freedom'

Taiwan shipped 27 tons of medical supplies to Ukraine late Monday night, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday. Taiwan has joined Western allies in condemning Russia's invasion of its neighboring country, and many of its citizens have raised an alarm about the parallels between Russia and the island nation's own expansionist, authoritarian-led neighbor: China.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu shared photos of the humanitarian aid shipments on Twitter, writing: "While #China sides with #Russia in an 'unlimited alliance,' #Taiwan is with freedom & democracy fighting the expansion of authoritarianism." Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, more than half a million Ukrainians have been forced to flee. The United Nations has estimated that 18 million people will need humanitarian assistance if the war continues.