Vinnytsia citizens and citizens of a
sister city of Birmingham continue to assist the troops defending Ukraine in
the area of the Joint Forces Operation. On January 21, 2020, the next humanitarian
aid was sent from Vinnytsia: food, medical supplies from a sister city of
Birmingham, spare parts for automotive vehicles, camouflage nets and more. In
total, there were 12 tons of humanitarian aid.
Schoolchildren, businessmen, students
and all empathic ones helped to collect the humanitarian aid. The assistance
from a sister city of Birmingham was a part of this aid, including medical
means, among which are tracheotomy tires, leg restraints with hemostatic
effect, special sponges for treatment of surgical treatment in the field environment,
“There are also bandaging material,
syringes, medical systems, and special facilities. It will be taken to the medical unit. When
military doctors look at humanitarian supplies from Birmingham, they are delighted,
because such an
is much needed. It should be mentioned that Birmingham has been delivering medical
supplies since 2014,” Oleh Parfilov, Head of the Emergency Department for
Mobilization and Defense Work of the City Council, says.
Oleh Parfilov noted that the total weight of
aid is 12 tons. “Traditionally, Vinnytsia City Council together with the Municipal Watch company, as
well as Vinnytsia and Kalynivka volunteers, send humanitarian aid to our defenders in
the East. Gifts from city kindergartens, employees of City Council and municipal enterprises
(tea, coffee, cookies, candies, etc.) to soldiers are a part of the
humanitarian aid. Students of Vinnytsia and Kalynivka schools have made 30 camouflage nets,” Oleh Parfilov says.
kg), milk (240 l), mayonnaise (200 kg), oil (100 kg), herring (30 buckets),
horseradish (50 kg), and
mustard (50 kg) have been sent to the area of the Joint Forces
Operation. In addition, apples (400 kg), fruit concentrate (200 kg), fruit
juices (300 l), dumplings (5500 pcs.), lemons (300 kg), and viburnum with sugar
are in the humanitarian aid, which also includes batteries for cars, shoes, insulation (10 pcs.), camouflage
nets (30 pcs.), bags (2200 pcs.), mounting foam (96 pcs.), and a smoker. Moreover,
hygiene products, medicines, etc. are included in the aid. Parishioners of the Orthodox churches joined to
help with the aid.