One of the largest Ukrainian postal companies has opened its first office in Lithuania, with plans to expand to two other Baltic countries later this year.

The Vilnius post office of Nova Poshta, which operates under the name Nova Post in the Lithuanian market, allows sending and receiving parcels from Ukraine weighing up to 1000 kg.

The opening of Nova Post in Vilnius was attended by Ukraine’s ambassador to Lithuania, Petro Beshta, who was the first to use it to send a greeting card to Ukraine.

According to Mr Beshta, Ukrainian businesses have shown remarkable adaptability, resilience and steadfastness during Russia’s full-scale invasion, with Nova Post being a striking example.

"The flexibility and stability demonstrated by Nova Post proves that cooperation with Ukrainian business is a risk-free investment opportunity for foreign investors," the ambassador added.

The Nova Post office in Vilnius will operate daily, promising to deliver parcels in five business days or more. The cost of the service varies according to the weight of the parcel, starting from UAH 300 for those weighing under 2 kg.

Nova Poshta is one of the largest postal services in Ukraine, co-founded and owned by businessmen Vyacheslav Klimov and Volodymyr Popereshnyuk.

In October 2022, Nova Poshta entered the Polish market, with 18 post offices already operating. Earlier this year, the company announced the opening of its first office in Warsaw, which accepts parcels up to 1000 kg.

"In addition, this year we will enter the markets of Estonia and Latvia," Mr Popereshnyuk, co-founder of Nova Poshta, said at the time.