Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has instructed the State Emergency Service to purchase
additional equipment for SES without delay. He said at a session of the State
Commission on Emergency Situations in Zaporizhia on
Monday, February 2.
He reminded that the
budget envisages UAH 200 million for these purposes, "To purchase fire-fighting
and, if necessary, additional equipment for the State Emergency Service. Your objective
is to find cheap and quality equipment, my objective is to find money for this.
Everyone solves his own issue".
In addition, Arseniy
Yatsenyuk noted that now the SES possesses only one sanitation aircraft. He
stressed the need to urgently equip another plane based on AN-26 of the
state-owned enterprise the Plant 410 Civil Aviation, and to purchase an ambulance
Moreover, he reminded
that in the process of evacuating the civilians from the ATO area there had
been injured seven people as a result of shelling by terrorists.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk commissioned
to hand over to the State Emergency Service an armored
KrAZ to evacuate people from the zone of
At the meeting of the State
Commission on Emergency Situations in Zaporizhia,
Arseniy Yatseniuk added that a summary of the cost and deadlines to complete
such objects would be sent to the Ministry of Regional Development,
Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine. After that, the Head of
Government stressed, we need to “actually draft a program to finance the
completion of these facilities to ensure accommodation of internally displaced
persons”, “We will think together with the banking sector about how to solve an
issue of financing and granting a long-term loan”.