EU support to Ukraine: France sends a convoy of rescue vehicles and emergency equipment

EU support to Ukraine: France sends a convoy of rescue vehicles and emergency equipment

March 25, 2022

A new large-scale delivery of EU humanitarian support to Ukraine takes place this week, including a convoy of 21 new ambulances, 11 fire engines, 16 rescue vehicles and 23 lorries transporting 49 tonnes of health and emergency equipment. The convoy is offered by France via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and will arrive at the EU Civil Protection Centre in Romania, from where it will be sent to Ukraine.

This large-scale operation has been coordinated via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

The EU is also coordinating medical evacuation operations via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to transfer patients to hospitals where they can receive appropriate care for their conditions. Already eight patients have been transported from Poland to Germany, Ireland, Italy and Norway, while many more medical evacuations are underway.

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