The flood in Ukraine. The EU began to provide assistance

Наводнение в Украине. Евросоюз начал оказывать помощь

The first of the countries of the European Union on the request of Ukraine about the activation of the community civil protection mechanism the EU has reacted Sweden, she is ready to assist in the struggle with the consequences of the catastrophic floods in the Western areas. About this June 27, reported the press service of the European Commission.

Swedish authorities have offered to provide Ukraine 1.2 km of protective barriers, the hoses 250, and to send their technical experts.

“I sincerely thank you Sweden for an immediate response. We are ready to provide further assistance and to show solidarity with all who are in the affected areas, and those who render first aid on the ground,” – said the European Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management Janez Lenarcic.

The European Commission offered Ukraine services cartographic surveying affected areas using satellite system of the EU Copernicus, noted in a press-service.

Round-the-clock coordination centre emergency response the European Union is in constant contact with the Ukrainian authorities to closely monitor the situation and direct further assistance, assured the European Commission.

Flooding in Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Lviv and Ternopil regions caused heavy precipitation from 22 to 24 June.

As of the evening of 27 June 3802 remain flooded houses destroyed 203 km of roads, damaged 619 km of roads and 259 bridges, reported in the Antimonopoly.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmyhal said that the current flooding in the Western regions exceeds the scale of the flood of 2008.

The Cabinet on June 25 was allocated to eliminate the consequences of emergencies 672 million UAH.

MFA of Ukraine appealed to the partner States and international organizations in the aftermath of the disaster.

United States of America has allocated $100 thousand for flood disaster, assistance was provided by Israel and Moldova.