On October 24, the rescuers of Khmelnytsk oblast received the special equipment from the NATO Agency. Two new JCB backhoe loaders have been delivered to the Pyrotechnic Group of Emergency Rescue Unit of Special Assignment, which since 2010 has been a contributor to the NATO Trust Fund Project for Recycling Ammunition that is being posed a threat to storage and use.
On the occasion of delivering of special equipment the solemn meeting has been held at the territory of Emergency Rescue Unit of Special Assignment. Temporarily acting as a Head Khmelnytsk Regional State Administration Volodymyr Kalnichenko, the Head of the Main Department of the SES of Ukraine in Khmelnytsk oblast Major-General of civil protection service Eduard Bratko, the Head of NSPA Office in Ukraine Vasyl Lytvynchuk, NSPA Verifier in Ukraine Volodymyr Yermolaiev, the representative of JCB company Vitalii Harmash and the rescuers took part in the meeting.
Applying to the participants of the event, Volodymyr Kalnichenko highly appreciated the activity of the rescuers of the region and expressed his belief that new equipment will contribute to better performance of official tasks for the benefit of the residents of Khmelnytsk oblast.
A certificate for special equipment has been delivered to the rescuers by Vasyl Lytvynchuk, who noted that one of the activities of the NATO Agency in Ukraine is a humanitarian mission on demining the territories from the effects of war. Therefore, the cooperation will be continued with Khmelnytsk Rescue Service in order to provide it with special equipment.
The Head of the Main Department of the SES of Ukraine in Khmelnytsk oblast Eduard Bratko thanked the Office for Support and Supply of NATO Agency in Ukraine for its valuable assistance. He added that for nine years within the framework of the Project more than 500.000 units of unusable artillery and cluster munitions, mines, aircraft rockets, and more than 1.000 tons of explosive materials have been disposed at the disposal sites of the SES of Ukraine. Each of the explosive items requires special destruction, they must be laid in trenches to a depth of 4-6 m, and it requires a special equipment, excavators and heavy vehicles for its transportation to landfills.
And at the end of the event, the audience has seen the possibilities of new equipment.