Ukraine's Foreign Ministry turned to international partners, including NATO and EU member countries, asking for assistance with coping with consequences of floods in western regions of this country. The ministry's press office reported that on June 25.
"Ukraine's Office in the EU and Ukraine's Mission in NATO turned to EU agencies and Alliance structures so as to activate the mechanism of EU civilian protection and involve NATO Euro-Arlantic Centre for Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters", said Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
As is known, on June 22-24, heavy rains in four western Ukrainian regions caused severe floods. In total, 300 inhabited localities remain flooded. Three people deceased. Hundreds were evacuated.
Earlier, Ukraine's Premier Denys Shmygal said the Carpathian forest would not have saved the region from the flood and damages.
“The amount of precipitation that fell out in three days, – it was a few times greater than the amount, which can be absorbed by the Carpathian forest, which did not contain the water flows that occurred today. That is why, possibly, it is the issue for science how these tragedies take place, where they are coming from and the reasons for such things,” he claimed.