PRESS RELEASE: Postal items with the aid to Ukraine

Prague, 10 March 2022 – The European Regulators Group for Postal Services has supported initiatives to deliver humanitarian aid to war-torn Ukraine. It calls on postal services providers to decrease or abolish fees charged by them for sending postal items containing medicine and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

The European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP), in which the Czech Telecommunication Office is a member, responded to a letter from the Chairman of the Ukrainian regulator, NCEC, and expressed concern about the situation in Ukraine, caused by the invasion of the Russian Federation troops. ERGP welcomes voluntary initiatives by the European postal sector in an effort to deliver much needed humanitarian and medical equipment to Ukraine or to areas affected by the refugee crisis. It also supports any initiatives leading to alternative ways of delivering humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian public.

Delivery of medical and other humanitarian materials to affected areas in time is crucial and the ERGP has called on all postal services providers in Member countries to take appropriate action, including decreasing or abolishing delivery fees for parcels with this content. The Ukrainian Post will not charge fees for the delivery of relevant parcels on its territory.

The Czech Telecommunication Office fully agrees with the call of the European postal regulators and will contact the affected postal services providers operating in the Czech Republic. The current postal licence holder in the Czech Republic, Česká pošta, has already announced that it will not charge for the delivery of standard parcels to Ukraine from March.

Press Unit
Czech Telecommunication Office