commission of Prime
Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk the National Guard of Ukraine provided the State Emergency
Service of Ukraine with two armored KrAZs-5233VE to continue evacuation of civilians from areas affected by constant shelling of
At a Cabinet’s meeting
on Wednesday, February 4,
Arseniy Yatsenyuk informed that a total of 2.500 people had
from Debaltseve, including over 600 children and 60 elderly persons who are unable to move independently. However, the buses that rescuers use to evacuate the civilians are constantly shelled
the Russia-led terrorists.
He underlined that the State Emergency
to urgently provide armored vehicles to the State Emergency Service for the evacuation of civilians.
Prime Minister said
vehicles had been completely armored for the passengers and drivers alike. Each KrAZ can carry at least 20 people, and, if
necessary, even more.
white, they are marked with a red cross. He drew attention to this fact of representatives
of international organizations, especially the OSCE.
he appealed to Russia, "which controls
the terrorists", "Stop shelling civilians, stop shooting
"These are crimes against humanity and the terrorists and Russia will account
for this crime, including the Hague tribunal", the Prime Minister
Handing over the
armoured vehicles, the Chairman of the State Emergency Service Serhii Bochkovsky reported that
the KrAZ trucks had been delivered by the SES just for
one night, on commission of the Prime Minister aired by him at a meeting of the
State Emergency Service, "The garrisons of the city of Kyiv and Kyiv
region fulfilled the task timely. We have marked the vehicles appropriately,
following the European standard – for everyone to see that this is a vehicle used
by the rescue service".
expressed gratitude to the State Emergency Service and the Ministry of Internal
Affairs of Ukraine for the operational efficiency to fulfil decisions of the
State Commission for Emergency Situations in evacuation of the citizens from Debaltseve, Avdiyivka and other populated
areas, those affected by the attacks of terrorists.
"I hope that by
the night these two armored trucks reach the
evacuation zone, and we will restore rescuing the civilians, children and the
disabled from Debaltseve, Avdiyivka
and those areas that are under constant shelling by the Russian
terrorists," said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
These two vehicles have been
loaded by the SES workers with humanitarian assistance to the residents of
Donetsk region. Together with 2 KrAZ trucks to the
ATO area there has been sent about 10 tons of foodstuffs for the civilians.