In connection with the ongoing war on the territory of Ukraine, we would like to express our deepest compassion and solidarity with the suffering nation of this country. With great sadness and agitation we observe the worsening tragic situation for the Ukrainian civilians and we, together with our employees, are committed to provide our support to them, including the supply of the most necessary life-saving medicines.
We provide help to people who are sick and in need wherever it is necessary, continuing providing help to the Ukrainian residents. First of all, we focus our efforts on ensuring the safety of our employees in Ukraine, helping them and their families relocate to Poland and providing the necessary support.
Polpharma donated several hundred thousand packages of life-saving medicines, including antibiotics and emergency medicines which are most lacking in hospitals in Ukraine. Many of our sites and offices collect donations, which are passed on to those in need through charitable organizations.
At Polpharma Group, we believe that every patient in need, especially a child or elderly patient, irrespective of race or nationality, has the right to access to the treatment. Taking into account the scope of sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation, which do not apply to medicines as means of protecting human health and life, we continue local production of medicines at JSC Akrikhin plant in Russia, operating within our Polpharma Group B.V. Other group companies supply only pediatric products, products used in acute medical conditions and chronic diseases to Russia.