A press tour "Principles and Procedures for Humanitarian Demining in Ukraine" organized by the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine was held in Kramatorsk and Slovyansk on August 18-20. The event allowed journalists and bloggers to get acquainted with the principles and procedures of humanitarian demining on the examples of territories damaged by the armed conflict, to communicate with Ukrainian and international experts in the field of mine action, to raise awareness of best international practices and local initiatives, to see practical work aimed at reduction of risks to people from explosive objects. The press tour was attended by 12 media representatives. In addition, the event was attended by representatives of the Main Department of the SES of Ukraine in the Donetsk region, who demonstrated a set of awareness activities for the population regarding the danger of explosive objects, used throughout the region.
During 2020-2021, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH aims to implement in the Donetsk region the project "Support to State and Municipal Emergency Management in Eastern Ukraine". An online presentation of this project, its goals and features took place on August 13. The event was attended by Project Coordinator Zoya Filipova, representative of the Department of Civil Protection, Mobilization and Defense of the Donetsk Regional State Administration Serhiy Honcharov, First Deputy Head of the Main Department of the SES of Ukraine in Donetsk Oblast Vyacheslav Boitsov, Head of the International Cooperation Sector of the Main Department of the SES of Ukraine in Donetsk Alina Apalkova, as well as representatives of territorial communities of the region.
Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine support close cooperation with the Main Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Donetsk Oblast.