OSCE donates equipment for unexploded ordnance removal to Ukraine

OSCE donates equipment for unexploded ordnance removal to Ukraine

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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has donated the first lot of equipment for the removal of unexploded ordnances to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine within the framework of the project “Assistance to the Government of Ukraine in Clearing the Territories in the East of Ukraine from Explosive Remnants of War.”

The official ceremony of signing the agreement on donation of equipment took place in Kyiv. The document was signed by Head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Mykola Chechetkin and Deputy OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine Jeffrey Erlich, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"The equipment and tools will be used by the demining teams in Donetsk and Luhansk region to clean up the territories from the explosive remnants of war safer and more efficiently," Chechetkin said.

He added that the donated equipment would enhance the capacity of the State Emergency Service’s teams to deal with urgent explosive remnants of war clean-up tasks in eastern Ukraine and thus contribute to the overall efforts of the Ukrainian government to eliminate risks to the local population posed by the unexploded ordnance.

The equipment includes 22 sets of bullet proof vests and Kevlar helmets, 22 handheld radios and 4 vehicle radios, 3 desktop computers, 5 monitors and 5 GPS devices.

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