It is impossible to put out a fire without a fire truck and it’s difficult to get a victim to the hospital if there is no ambulance. 2113 rescue vehicles were destroyed from the beginning of the russian full- scale invasion. Help to replace them!”
These words became a headliner of an official opening of the first installation of a damaged Russian shelling ambulance in Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg on October 29th. It was shelled by Russian troops in a village in the Kharkiv region in September 2022. Medical workers arrived to provide first aid to an injured civilian but didn’t manage to evacuate him as the car was targeted by a mine.
As Ukraine is Calling initiative goal is to buy 112 rescue cars for Ukraine, the organization volunteers decided to bring real evidence of the needs of Ukrainian saviors from the frontline to Europe. Thanks to our volunteer Kim Chenbau, the ambulance made a long way from the Kharkiv region to Luxembourg, across war-torn Ukraine and Europe, and is now placed on the main square of Esch-Sur-Alzette. A blown-up on Russian landmine fire truck is on its way from Kyiv and is expected to arrive in Luxembourg shortly.
These installations aim to remind us that war is not over yet and people in Ukraine are dying every day because of Russian rocket attacks due to the lack of rescue vehicles. They are dedicated to all brave and tireless first responders who, no matter what, continue to save Ukrainian lives. These trucks are also planes to be installed in France, Belgium, and other European cities.
We would like to express our deep gratitude to the Mayor of Esch-Sur-Alzette Georges Mischo and all who joined us during the event and continue to be with us and spread the word about the campaign. Special thanks to LUkraine volunteers Kim Chenbau, and photographers Julia Yamkova, Tanya Popyk, and Andriy Mitin.