The EU will help Ukraine with the liquidation of consequences of floods

Евросоюз поможет Украине с ликвидацией последствий паводков

The coordination center of emergency response of the European Union around the clock maintaining contact with the Ukrainian authorities.

The European Union at the request of Ukraine for assistance in overcoming the consequences of floods have activated the civil protection Mechanism.

“In the beginning of this week, intense rains have led to flooding in the South-West of Ukraine over the last 50 years, there are a few casualties and damaged hundreds of homes. To meet the priority needs of the European Union on the request of Ukraine activated the civil protection Mechanism of the EU”, – stated in the message.

It is also noted that immediately responded Sweden, which has offered Ukraine 1.2 kilometers of barriers against flood, 250 hoses and consultations of technical experts.

In addition, European experts provide services for mapping of affected areas using satellite system of the EU Copernicus.

The coordination center of emergency response of the European Union around the clock maintaining contact with the Ukrainian authorities to closely monitor the situation and send assistance, said the EC.

To date, 180 settlements remain flooded more than 3.8 thousand houses. Also the floods destroyed more than 200 km of roads and 259 bridges and other facilities.

On June 25, the Cabinet has allocated from the state reserve Fund 672 million for overcoming the consequences of floods in Western regions of Ukraine.

The US said that there are wounded Ukrainian regions 100 thousand dollars, Israel has purchased 25 litres of drinking water and Moldova sends in Chernivtsi region the truck with equipment and materials for dealing with emergency situations.

It also works on elimination of consequences of floods attracted international engineer battalion “Tysa”.

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