November 14, 2023, 19:41

Western partners supply rescue equipment to Odesa region, but it is also affected by Russian missiles

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the State Emergency Service in Odesa region has received dozens of pieces of equipment from Ukraine’s Western partners.

This was reported by Maryna Martynenko, spokesperson for the State Emergency Service in Odesa region, at a briefing at the Ukraine-Odesa Media Center.

“Just over the past few months, we have received more than 20 units of various equipment for rescuers from our foreign partners, the Howard Buffett Foundation. We are waiting for another 10 units of equipment. We are grateful to our partners. This is rescue equipment: tanker trucks, car lifts. It is then used in all emergencies – fires, rubble removal after the arrival of occupiers’ missiles,” said   the spokesperson for the State Emergency Service in Odesa region. She added that such equipment is often transferred to fire and rescue stations in the region, which are opened by local communities.

Martynenko added that the SES has recently received a 12-ton tanker truck from Western partners. It is currently the largest tanker truck in the Odesa region. However, the spokeswoman noted that rescue equipment is also suffering from the aggression of the Russian Federation.

“Recently, in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi district, our rescuers were working after a missile attack by the Russian occupiers. When the second air raid alarm sounded, people were able to take cover, but two pieces of equipment were damaged,” Martynenko said.

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