Border guards patrolling Ukraine’s restive frontier with Russia have received four ambulances, recently donated by Poland. The emergency vehicles are decked out with enough medical equipment to treat Ukrainian soldiers injured in battle with militants on the frontlines in the country’s east.
Andriy Ivashchenko, head of Lviv Clinical Hospital: “These ambulance vehicles can be used to give emergency help, keeping someone alive until we’re able to get them to hospital.”
The ambulances were previously used in the Polish capital Warsaw and the southern city of Katowice. Poland has donated over USD 300,000 to Ukraine during the past year, which has gone towards non-lethal military equipment, humanitarian aid and medical help for soldiers, according to Poland’s Open Dialog Foundation