Kiev requests emergency EU assistance – European commissioner — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union
After Russian forces attack Ukrainian military buildings, urgent medical help is needed.
Janez Lenarcic was confirmed as European Commissioner for Crisis Management on Thursday “Ukraine has submitted an urgent request for medical aid items via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.” The request comes hours after Russian forces attacked the country’s military facilities.
Lenarcic addressed European member countries and urged them to reach out to all members of the bloc. “participating states to immediately respond with offers of assistance,”Declaring “the time to help is now.”
Russian forces crossed Ukraine’s borders on Thursday, with the Defense Ministry in Moscow confirming that its armed forces are attacking Ukraine’s military infrastructure as part of an ongoing operation in the country. According to RIA Novasti, the ministry said that weapons were used in attack on military structures, military airfields, aircraft, and air defense sites.
In response, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared martial law across the country, confirming that the nation’s military sites had been attacked, urging citizens to remain calm and not to leave their homes. Zelensky promised that the country would be protected. “strong” “defeat anyone.”
To strengthen the cooperation among member countries, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism was created in October 2001. “to improve prevention, preparedness and response to disasters.”When in doubt, nations can ask for assistance “an emergency overwhelms the response capabilities of a country in Europe and beyond.”
This mechanism was previously used to combat the Covid pandemic throughout Europe and worldwide.
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