Taina Bofferding confirms assistance to be offered to Ukraine through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

Ukraine, which has been facing a war situation for almost a week, has made a request for assistance through the European Union's Civil Protection Mechanism, which allows the European Commission to coordinate the delivery of essential supplies to help the Ukrainian civilian population, thus appealing for solidarity from EU Member States.

The goods requested by Ukraine are part of a strategy of preparation for all possible scenarios with regard to the Russian invasion.

In a spirit of European solidarity, and taking into account the seriousness and scale of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, it is essential for Luxembourg to get involved and help the Ukrainian population by any means possible.

Following the above-mentioned request for assistance, a basic inventory was made of the equipment that Luxembourg could send in addition to military support.

Thus, the Luxembourg State is able to support Ukraine, on the one hand, by sending fire-fighting equipment (fire hoses, fire pumps, etc.) and, on the other hand, by sending medical and technical equipment and various medicines (anaesthetics, antibiotics, etc.).

The Department of Civil Security of the Ministry of Home Affairs, in collaboration with the Grand Ducal Fire and Rescue Corps (CGDIS) and the Ministry of Health, coordinates the request for assistance and the related response through 112, the direct contact of the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC), the system through which requests for assistance via the European Union's civil protection mechanism are submitted.

Press release by the Ministry of Home Affairs

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