The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with funding from the European Union, has purchased a shipment of personal protective equipment for rescue units of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service (SES) in eastern Ukraine, where the most intense fighting continues.
The shipment includes 240 bullet-proof waistcoats, helmets and first-aid kits, which were delivered to the SES warehouse in Lviv. From there, the protective equipment will be distributed to units currently engaged in rescue operations in towns and villages in the Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Odessa regions.
“During the war, the State Emergency Service has proven to be a reliable support for all Ukrainians and thanks to the SES many lives were saved. This is the best proof for us that our partnership is effective indeed,” said Martin Schroeder from the EU Delegation to Ukraine.
The total cost of the protective equipment and first aid kits is US$250,000 and was procured through the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme.
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