In Paris, the details of a humanitarian cargo for Ukraine weighing more than 1,000 tons, which will leave by sea from Marseille via Romania in the next few days, were revealed.
This was reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France.
The vessel is scheduled to depart from the port of Marseille on September 28 and will be bound for the port of Constanta in Romania. Minister of Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna and representatives of the regions and involved organizations will attend the event.
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes that this is an "unprecedented" maritime humanitarian cargo, which should cover part of the needs in a number of areas. "This operation, carried out through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, once again confirms France's solidarity with Ukraine, its territorial communities, civil society and business," the communiqué emphasizes.
Thus, for the needs of civil protection, 15 fire-rescue vehicles are transferred, of which five are old and 10 are new; eight "motorized watercraft" and 19 tons of means for rescue operations and means of personal protection.
For medical needs, 25 tons of the most necessary medical supplies and drugs are transferred, including for intensive care, as well as a medical vehicle with radiological equipment that allows for on-site research.
To support people who do not have normal access to food, 60,000 rations (two lunches each), 48 tons of ready-made food, and 13 tons of milk are given.
Generators, building materials, and 200 m of improvised bridges are also being handed over, which will help quickly restore the infrastructure.
From Constanta, the cargo will be transported to the humanitarian hub in Suceava, it will be accompanied by French rescuers. Further, in contact with the French embassies in Ukraine and Romania, the components of the cargo will be handed over to the State Emergency Service, the Ministry of Health, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Odesa regions and Strya.
"As France promised during the conference in Lugano, recovery efforts will be focused in particular on Chernihiv Oblast - through the patronage mechanism proposed by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy," the French Foreign Ministry notes.
A number of French regions (Grand Est, capital Ile-de-France, Provence-Côte d'Azur, Bouches-du-Rhône department), the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Health, the CMA CGM Foundation, the Marseille firefighters (Bataillon de Marins-Pompiers de Marseille) joined the cargo collection ) ) and a number of organizations (Tulipe, les Architectes de l'urgence, le Cerema, Cofigeo, la Fondation Aeroports de Paris, le Groupe Lactalis et Matière).