First armored ambulance purchased with United24 charity funds arrives in Ukraine
The first armored ambulance for evacuating the wounded, purchased with funds from United24 charity foundation, has arrived in Ukraine. A total of 13 vehicles have been ordered and will be manufactured in Canada
Ukraine’s Ministry of Health reported the information.
The cost of all ordered vehicles is UAH 124 million.
The vehicles are designed to evacuate the wounded from the front line to the nearest medical facility. Each vehicle meets NATO ballistic standards, namely STANAG 4569 Level II.
"Among the features of the vehicles are also "car shoes", i.e. tires. One of their characteristics is that they can run flat: in case of pressure loss, thanks to a special design, the speed varies from 50 to 150 km (depending on the weight of the vehicle and the quality of the road). In practice, in our reality, this means that if a tire gets hit by a shrapnel, the ambulance will not get stranded in the middle of a field under fire," the Ministry of Health said.
"In addition, these vehicles are four-wheel drive - they can drive on war-torn roads," the ministry added.
Commenting on the arrival of the vehicle in Ukraine, Health Minister Viktor Lyashko thanked everyone who donated, emphasizing that these donations save lives.
"I am grateful to everyone who supports us in this difficult time of full-scale war. Your donations are important. Without exaggeration, they save the lives of Ukrainians. The armored ambulances will allow us to do this even more effectively, evacuating the wounded from the hottest spots of the frontline," the minister said.
For reference: United24 is a global initiative in support of Ukraine, launched on May 5, 2022 by the Ukrainian authorities during the full-scale aggression launched by Russia.
Earlier, United24 funds were used to buy ambulances for 5 regions of Ukraine.