Within the framework of international cooperation, representatives of the German Society for International Cooperation GIZ arrived in Donetsk on July 22 to discuss issues related to the implementation of the project for the training and learning of rescuers of the united territorial communities on the basis of the training point of the Emergency and Rescue Special Forces.
A foreign delegation was visited by a delegation of the SES of Ukraine, headed by Deputy Head of the Service Ruslan Biloshitsky and Mykola Ilchenko. Christian Poshman, Head of the project "Support to Ukraine in Emergency Management", emphasized the importance of a visit to the Donetsk region and support of the relevant activity of the SESU by foreign friends from Switzerland and Germany.
The Head of the Main Department, Oleksiy Migrin, told the guests about the main directions of the Service's activity and stressed that those works performed on the territory of the Donetsk region by SESU units in connection with the socio-political situation in the region are specific and not typical for rescuers from other regions of Ukraine. He noted that thanks to international support, it is possible to save even more human lives.
Within the framework of the visit, representatives of delegations also visited Part of the diving search and rescue works of the Main Department, where they discussed the concept and the possibility of implementing a project for the training and learning of rescuers of the joint territorial communities based on the training point of the ARZ SP, in particular, the Center's establishment of the material and technical base.
Since 2015, close cooperation has been established between the Main Department of the SES in Donetsk region and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Over the past four years, representatives of the German side provided significant material and methodological assistance to the rescuers of the Donetsk region. Joint projects are still ongoing.