EU coordinates delivery of emergency assistance to Ukraine and stands ready to help neighbouring countries
Following the Ukrainian Government’s request for civil protection assistance, the European Commission is channelling further supplies of medical care items such as first aid kits, protective clothing, disinfectants as well as tents, firefighting equipment, power generators and water pumps which have been offered to Ukraine.
This support via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to Ukraine includes offers from Slovenia, Romania, France, Ireland, Austria, already made last week, and additional assistance from Croatia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Denmark and Sweden which includes over 2 million essential items.
Furthermore, Commissioner Lenarčič has spoken to the Ministers of Romania, Poland, Hungary and Moldova to discuss how the EU can help them with the protection of Ukrainians fleeing their country. Moldova has now activated the EU Civil Protection last night asking for assistance for the management of migration flows. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič said: “Solidarity has never mattered more and now is the time to show support with Ukraine.
I thank all countries already offering immediate help through our Civil Protection Mechanism. We will do all in our power to not leave Ukraine alone at this time of great need. We are also working 24/7 in close cooperation with neighbouring countries to also support them in providing protection for Ukrainians forced to leave their country.” The EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre is in constant contact with the Ukrainian and authorities of neighbouring countries to channel further assistance.