Dear friends and supporters!

It has been such a long time since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine began. Those few who said that the war would be long and agonising and that the ones with the most resilience and patience would win, have proved to be right. That is why we are determined to be resilient and patient. This is a brief account of what Baltic Restaurants has done and will continue to do to help those who have suffered from the war in Ukraine and those who continue to defend Ukraine.

In 2022, at the request of doctors, we purchased a state-of-the-art instrument for war trauma surgery and sent it to Latvian microsurgeons who are volunteering in Ukraine to help save the lives and health of injured soldiers and civilians. We reassigned the company’s cargo van to the “Tavi Draugi” association, which collects and transports humanitarian aid for civilians and soldiers in Ukraine. Chat, Restart, Noonbox and Daily ran the “Soup for Ukraine” campaign for three days in February 2023, where we received €5085.01 for 3140 portions of soup with a Ukrainian recipe. In May of the same year, we sold heart-shaped biscuits with Latvian and Ukrainian flags in the “3 € from the heart” campaign, raising a total of €3,600 and doubling the amount raised to €7,200. All the money raised in both campaigns was donated to the Ukrainian support fund “Entrepreneurs for Peace”. Together with direct payments to various programmes, the total amount of support since February 2022 is several hundred thousands of euros.

We continue to support Ukraine’s fight for freedom, and we invite you to do the same. Thank you if you are already doing so. Because the only way to stop the war is for Ukraine to win. Anything else is a self-delusion, a tick-box without substance, a timewaster and a threat to the existence of Latvia and Europe.

Wishing you resilience and optimism,

your Baltic Restaurants