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Prime Minister at a meeting of State Commission for emergencies on the situation in Avdiyivka: Now the main focus is the people who need protection
03.02.2017 | 14:11

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman chaired a meeting of the State Commission for Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergency Situations concerning the situation in Avdiyivka.

"Now the main focus for us is the elderly, the children - all those who need protection. I would request that the following issues remain at the center of your attention: what support people need in their homes, and as for the food - where they require help - and to do it quickly. We are ready to deliver all the necessary materials upon first request ", said the Prime Minister.

Participating in the meeting were Vice Prime Minister/ Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko, Chairman of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Mykola Chechiotkin, members of central executive authorities, regional state administrations, chairmen of regional headquarters for technogenic and ecological safety and emergency situations.

During the meeting they discussed the real state of affairs in the town of Avdiyivka.

"I would like that on the outcomes of our visit, we undertook a few days ago, we sum up what has been done to restore the power supply, what is the situation with providing heat and water. I'm interested in the current state of affairs in the town. I would like to hear how Kyiv can help today", stressed the Head of Government.

The SES informed that, pursuant to the commission of the Prime Minister during his visit to Avdiyivka, the monitoring group found out about 2 thousand of socially unprotected persons of whom about 1500 disabled, more than 200 elderly and 120 multi-children families.

 Volodymyr Groysman instructed to supply the needs of these 2 thousand people, including food, as they are unable to independently visit the deployed camp in the town.

Moreover, pursuant to the commission of the Prime Minister, Avdiyivka School No. 7 was reopened. Today there was resumed work of School No.1.

In this regard, the Prime Minister gave an order to extend the work of these two hub schools to provide children an opportunity to stay in class during daylight hours.

Volodymyr Groysman noted that the residents of Avdiyivka, from kids to the elderly, feel extreme hardship.

The Prime Minister thanked everyone who responded and provided assistance to Avdiyivka.

"I am grateful to all Ukrainians for their kind heart. All the regions of Ukraine, the volunteer movement have united to face challenges, and all seek to help people by different ways, ranging from food to building materials", said Volodymyr Groysman.

He stressed that Ukrainian soldiers "demonstrate bravery in defending our native land."

The Head of Government thanked the military, rescuers, representatives of the National Guard of Ukraine and the National police, staff of the public utility companies, teachers, doctors.

"The level of cooperation on the ground is very high – the National Police, the military, the SES, local authorities, communal workers – all united”, said Volodymyr Groysman, adding that it is crucial to demonstrate synergy at such difficult time and solve each emerging problem.


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