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UKRAINE IS CALLING: Fire Truck Installation
09.12.2022 @ 08:00 - 17:00Free
The damaged fire truck made its way to Luxembourg with the help of LUkraine asbl
volunteers for its official opening ceremony on Friday 9 December at 15:00 at Place de
On March 19, the vehicle exploded on a mine, some mere 20km from capital’s city center,
while driving to respond to russia’s bombing of civilian infrastructure. At the time of the
accident, all 8 members of the first responders crew were inside and received grave injuries
as a result of the explosion.
Ukraine is currently one of the most mined countries in the world, with more than 30% of its
area contaminated with explosives, according to OCHA. Upon retreat, it has been recorded
that russian troops place mines all throughout the territory – in fields, homes, schools, roads,
and even inside children’s toys. Such tactics have been seen in the suburbs of Kyiv during the
spring, this summer in Kherson, and all over the Luhansk region. A frightening 60% of he
newly liberated region of Kherson is said to be contaminated with mines which pose deadly
threats to all Ukrainians, citizens and troops alike.
Due to these circumstances, first responders and civilians risk their lives while driving or
walking through cities. Many have lost and will continue to lose their lives at the hands of
mine blasts strategically placed and intended by the aggressor’s troops. So far, the deaths of
45 firefighters have been confirmed in addition to 100 who are severely injured, yet the real
figures may be well beyond this. In an example such as this fire truck, Ukrainians have had to
put themselves in danger and consequently suffer great injuries while trying to extinguish
fires and provide necessary aid for those unjustly affected.
UKRAINE IS CALLING, ukraineiscalling.com, is a call to raise funds to buy 112 equipped rescue vehicles –
ambulances and fire trucks – which will be sent to war-torn Ukraine to save more innocent