On March 1, 2022, Ukrposhta began resuming export delivery.
So far, export shipments from 8 regions (Lviv, Khmelnytsky, Volyn, Chernivtsi, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne, and Zakarpattia regions) are processed steadily at the IMPC Lviv, with subsequent delivery via Poland worldwide. Almost all other regions work to receive mail at the offices. Ukrposhta is working to restore direct routes between regions and subsequent delivery to Lviv of export shipments, for example, such routes will be Odesa-Lviv and Dnipro-Lviv.
Our partner Pochta Polska has enabled Ukrposhta to exchange imports and exports with other Posts on its territory and to transfer exports for air delivery by five international airlines: Lufthansa, Lot, AirBaltic, KLM, and Turkish Airlines. Ukrposhta already used this delivery method in 2020 at the beginning of the quarantine - then, despite restrictions, it managed to maintain international delivery.
The first truck arrived in Poland on March 1 at 5:00 a.m., and Ukrainian exports delivered by it are being prepared for loading on planes. First of all, export consignments which were in the process of registration at the sorting center at IMPC Kyiv at the time of the Russian offensive will be delivered to Poland (about 20 tons).
In addition to Poland, Slovakia, Latvia, and Moldova serve as transit points for Ukrposhta to receive imports from around the world. Posts in these countries accept items from around the world and deliver them to the Ukrainian border, where Ukrposhta reloads the imports into its own trucks to deliver them to Ukraine.
At present, Ukraine's skies are completely closed to civil aviation, so for the time being, Ukrposhta will not be able to ship direct cargo planes to New York airport together with Windrose. As soon as the restrictions are lifted, the company will immediately resume the flight program. Ukrposhta is now working to restore charter flights that could deliver humanitarian aid on the way back.
Many national Posts of the members of the Universal Postal Union have now expressed their support for the Ukrainian people and special offers for the transportation of humanitarian aid parcels for Ukrainians are being agreed upon. Information about these offers will be provided later.
Please be noted that due to the aggression from Russia and Belarus, Ukrposhta has completely blocked the exchange of mail and postal money transfers with the aggressor countries. All pre-accepted items will be returned to senders with reimbursement of the paid tariff as soon as it can be done in view of security in Kyiv.