EU and UNOPS provide Donbas police with life-saving first aid kits

Mariupol, 20 January 2021 - The EU and UNOPS delivered 718 First Aid Kits that will be used in  patrol police and specialized task forces cars in the Donbas Main Department of the National Police.

These kits, both regular and specifically designed for emergency situations, will enhance the capacities of the police to effectively administer first aid when needed.

“In many emergency and crime response situations, police officers are often first on scene and must be  prepared to provide immediate life-saving first aid.  We are proud to be working together with the National Police and the European Union to provide the law enforcement officers working in conflict-affected areas  with the first aid kits compliant with the highest international standards” noted Fran O’Grady, PRAVO Police Senior Programme Manager.

The kits  are delivered within the framework of the “Support for Rule of Law Reforms in Ukraine in the Areas of Police and Public Prosecution and Good Governance” (PRAVO Police) programme funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in close coordination with the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) to Ukraine.

“Equipping patrol crews with medical kits is crucial, and even life-saving in many cases,” said Udo Moeller, Head of EUAM Operations Department. “Serving people on the ground is among the toughest tasks. EUAM stands by its Ukrainian partners in assisting towards the improved efficiency of delivery of their duties.”

The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to promote the rule of law in Ukraine and to align its functioning with the best European Union and international practices.