Finland sends additional material assistance to Ukraine
Over the past few weeks, Finland has been sending civilian material assistance to Ukraine and neighbouring regions. The most recent assistance package was sent on 5 April and consisted of two ambulances and a variety of rescue service supplies. The material assistance was provided through the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism.
So far, shipments of rescue service supplies and vehicles from Finland have included a total of 11 ambulances and two fire engines. The vehicles are outfitted with the necessary equipment. The vehicles and rescue service supplies have been donated by various rescue departments and hospital districts.
In recent weeks, Finland has also sent other material assistance and three experts to help coordinate the assistance delivered through the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism. The EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre is coordinating the assistance delivered to both Ukraine and Moldova through the Mechanism.
Pekka Tiainen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of the Interior, tel. + 358 295 488 227
Pauliina Eskola, Director of International Affairs, Ministry of the Interior, tel. + 358 295 488 263