On May 13, a protocol meeting of the leadership of the SESU and a delegation of the company-manufacturer of fire equipment DESAUTEL/Echelles Riffaud took place in the framework of the next stage of the implementation of the Ukrainian-French Project on supplying of fire motor ladders from the French side for the needs of the SESU. The Head of the SESU Mykola Chechotkin, the Deputy Head of the SESU Ruslan Biloshytskyi, the President of the DESAUTEL Group Jerome Deshotel, the Director-General of Echelles Riffaud Company Benjamin Kustier, the representatives of the Embassy of the French Republic in Ukraine as well as the representatives of the SESU Office took part in the event.
The President of the DESAUTEL Group personally expressed his attention to the Ukrainian side in the framework of working on the joint Project. The Head of the SESU also noted the joint effective work in this direction and pointed that a new stage of its own development has begun for the State Emergency Service on May 13: “An extremely important stage in the implementation of the project was the signing today of the Framework Agreement between the Governments of our countries on official support for strengthening the protection of the population, territories, and environment of Ukraine from emergencies, which we had the honor to witness. By this Agreement, the Government of the French Republic has provided the Government of Ukraine with official support intended to finance the Project, and the Ukrainian side has included our Project in the priorities of the Government of Ukraine”.
Mykola Chechotkin thanked the French side and expressed the hope that this step would significantly increase the fire and rescue capabilities of the SESU, and given the plans to localize the part of the joint production at the facilities of domestic specialized enterprises - will also help to develop the national production base.