The rescuers of Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding

08.07.2022 19:09

Today at the Lviv State University of Life Safety, a significant event took place for the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, the State Fire Service of the Republic of Poland, the Rescue Department of the Republic of Estonia, the State Fire and Rescue Service of the Republic of Latvia and the Fire and Rescue Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania.

The heads of these five structures - Serhiy Kruk, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Kuno Tammearu, Oskars Abolinsh and Saulius Greichuk - signed the Memorandum on mutual understanding and joint actions for the protection of the population and territories in conditions of external armed aggression.

After signing the document, Serhiy Kruk, the Head of the State Emergency Service, speaking to journalists, emphasized: "Today we opened a new page in the relations of the #State Emergency Service with our Polish, Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian colleagues, we signed a Memorandum on joint actions in the face of external armed aggression.

Joint work with our partner countries has been going on since the first days of Russia's full-scale aggression, and I never tire of thanking our brothers for the large-scale help that the Service has received and will receive.

But the most important thing, in my opinion, in this document is that it lays down the foundations of our cooperation already in the next, post-war stage of cooperation.

I have no doubts that Ukraine will win and after victory we will have to rebuild and build our country, our Service, and its infrastructure.

After all, in four months of full-scale war, the State Emergency Service lost more than 1,300 pieces of equipment, and about 200 fire departments were destroyed. And all this must be restored."

"After our victory, by joint efforts, we will create a new, qualitatively different security space both in Ukraine and throughout Europe, which we aspire to become a part of. A space that will meet all the challenges of today and that will be able to provide security to the citizens of our country in the new geopolitical conditions that are being formed today," Serhii Kruk said.

We will remind: a two-day visit to Ukraine by delegations of fire and rescue services from Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is underway.

The program of the visit began with a visit to the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War and an introduction to the exhibition "Ukraine-Crucifixion", which is dedicated to the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Then the distinguished guests moved to the central office of the State Emergency Service, where they were met by the Head of the State Emergency Service.

During the meeting, the guests got acquainted with all areas of the Service's work during the war, in particular, areas of civil protection and liquidation of the consequences of Russian aggression, primarily - demining territories, extinguishing fires, dismantling rubble, as well as psychological support of the affected population.

"Your visit is another step on the way to Ukraine's joining the Civil Protection Mechanism of the European Union," emphasized Serhii Kruk in a conversation with European colleagues, adding, "I am firmly convinced that through joint efforts Ukraine will overcome the enemy and join the family of civilized and free European countries".

The distinguished guests also visited Irpen and Gostomel, where they got acquainted with the consequences of Russian atrocities, and at the end of the visit they visited Lviv.


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