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Finland sends 9 rescue vehicles to Ukraine

Published : 24 Oct 2023, 03:01

  DF Report
Photo: Ministry of the Interior.

Finland is sending nine rescue vehicles from four wellbeing services counties, said the Ministry of the Interior in a press release on Monday.

Finland and the EU have continued their active support for the Ukrainian authorities to mitigate the effects of the Russian attacks.

The Ministry of the Interior coordinates the assistance that Finland sends to Ukraine through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism together with the European Emergency Response Coordination Centre ERCC.

Most of the material sent to Ukraine has been donated by private and public sector operators.

Ukraine has extensive needs for supplies and equipment, and Finland is sending a wide variety of assistance. Last month, Finland sent energy sector supplies, vehicles, IT supplies, and equipment collected through the Laptops for Ukraine campaign.

Finland is currently putting together aid packages for the energy sector, water sector, rescue services, and health care sector, for example.

Finland sent a large shipment of school furniture to Ukraine at the beginning of October. The logistics were handled in cooperation with the National Emergency Supply Agency.

Support for the education sector accounts for about 10 per cent of the total assistance that Finland has sent Ukraine through the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism. This assistance includes 15 school buses and more than 10 truckloads of school furniture. Finland has also sent schools sports equipment, for example.