On December 10, the working meeting of the Deputy Head of the SES of Ukraine Ruslan Biloshitsky and the representatives of the United States Department of Defense's Defense Agency at the US Embassy in Ukraine took place. During the meeting, the Chief of the Threat Reduction Department at the US Embassy in Ukraine, Joanna Vintrol, introduced the specialists of the SES to our country's coordinator, Rene Michel, of the US Agency for Disease Prevention Agency in Europe.
The first two helicopters will arrive in Ukraine on December 19, 2018, and the entire system will be fully staffed until 2021. Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov stressed that Ukraine will be the third largest helicopter park in Europe, after Germany and France. He said this today, December 10, during a working visit to Munich, Germany. "We are creating a unified aviation system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Under the contract with the French government will be purchased 55 helicopters Airbus. The first two helicopters will arrive in Ukraine on December 19, 2018, and the entire system will be fully staffed until 2021. All helicopters gather in France and Germany, "said Arsen Avakov.
On December 6, 2018, in accordance with the appeal of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine in the training centre of operational-rescue service of civil protection of the SES of Ukraine were held a working visit with the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, the OSCE Program Office in Tajikistan, and the Department for Humanitarian Demining of the of the SES of Ukraine.