Rescuers in eastern Ukraine receive large supply of disinfection equipment from EU
February 25, 2021

Rescuers in eastern Ukraine receive large supply of disinfection equipment from EU

The European Union, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine, has provided a large consignment of decontamination equipment to the rescue units of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES) in Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts.

The new equipment, especially equipped showers, will help to reduce the risks to rescue teams as they carry out their duties during the pandemic. It is also useful for operational disinfection to protect rescuers from the effects of accidental releases of chemicals or biological substances.

“Such equipment is really needed just now, because while the COVID-19 pandemic continues we need additional protection for our employees, said Mykhailo Pshyk, Head of the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Luhansk Oblast.

The mobile inflatable disinfection system can be transported and set up quickly at any location where it is needed. The total cost of the equipment was US$ 79,214 (over UAH 2 million). 

In December, the EU and UNDP also supplied disinfection equipment to SES units in Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts. 

The United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP) is implemented by United Nations agencies and funded by the European Union, the European Investment Bank (EIB), European and other countries.

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