The state emergency service has received from NATO demining equipment to territories in the ATO zone

ГосЧС получила от НАТО оборудование для разминирования территорий в зоне АТО

The state service of Ukraine for emergency situations of Ukraine has received from NATO facilities for the pyrotechnics, which carry out mine clearance in the zone of the antiterrorist operation. The handover ceremony took place on Thursday in Kiev, transfers “Interfax-Ukraine”.

Present at the ceremony the Deputy Secretary General of NATO on new security challenges Sorin Ducaru said that the equipment will be transferred in the framework of the NATO program “assistance in carrying out humanitarian mine action in Ukraine”, begun in July 2015.

“Ukraine now has created an environment of high threat, and it demands a corresponding response from the special services. This project aims to help strengthen this reaction. Its purpose is to contribute to improving the functions of the SES, as well as assistance in humanitarian demining. In the framework of the project we transfer all the equipment and also conduct special trainings for Ukrainian specialists,” he said.

The NATO Deputy Secretary General also noted that in the framework of cooperation of the Alliance with the Ukrainian authorities and Ukrainian specialists involved in various research projects, conducted under the auspices of NATO.

The head of the SES Mykola Chechetkin informed that today the Alliance gave Ukraine four blast suit Med-Eng, a combination of metal detectors, the scope for increasing the depth of the search frame for searching in tight spaces, tactical goggles, means of life support in the field.

“This aid package will allow you to recover looted the functioning of the pyrotechnic units in Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The entire package of this assistance is designed for four pyrotechnic calculation – 22 personnel”, – said the head of the SES.

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As earlier reported, the state emergency service has received an-26 aircraft, equipped with medical modules of intensive therapy.