20:05 30 Mar 2023

Solution to win: Ukrainian World Congress sends 18 pick-ups to State Emergency Service

Фото: Світовий Конґрес Українців

Ukrainian World Congress sends eighteen 4×4 pick-up trucks as part of the "Unite with Ukraine" initiative to the State Emergency Service.

What's the problem?

30% of the country's territory, which is 174,000 square kilometers, is contaminated by mines and unexploded ammo left behind by the russian invaders.

The total area of ​​agricultural lands that require demining exceeds 470,000 hectares.

What's the solution?

The Ukrainian World Congress, as part of its initiative, has provided more than $40 million in aid to the Territorial Defense Forces and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, among other security structures, funded from donations in over 70 countries.

Fiat Fullback trucks will be used to support demining teams in their efforts to clear towns and villages littered with thousands of tons of deadly explosive ordnance left behind by the russian forces.

How does it work?

Andrii Potichnyj, the Director of the Unite with Ukraine initiative at the Ukrainian World Congress, said the delivery of quality equipment and aid in full cooperation and collaboration with our Ukrainian partners is the foremost priority. 

The delivery of these trucks is a great illustration of the level of partnership and the scale of the types of projects we have been involved with in Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion, he added.

What is known about UWC?

Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) was founded in 1967. It is an international coordinating structure of Ukrainian communities in the diaspora, representing the interests of more than 20 million Ukrainians in more than 60 countries.

In 2003, UWC was recognized by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations as a non-governmental organization with special consultative status. In 2018, he acquired the status of a member of an international non-governmental organization in the Council of Europe.

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