Ukrainian Rescuers Go to Turkey

by Roman Cheplyk
Monday, February 6, 2023
Ukrainian Rescuers Go to Turkey

Ukraine is ready to help Turkey in the aftermath of the earthquake

On February 6, Turkey suffered 2 powerful earthquakes. Nature destroyed houses and the lives of people, having made tremors of magnitude 7.8 and 6.6 EQ. 12 hours after the incident, 1.498 people were killed, more than 7.000 injured, and more than 2.000 homes were destroyed.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy immediately reacted to what happened. He said that Ukraine was ready to provide any assistance to Turkey in the aftermath.

"I extend my condolences to president Erdogan, the Turkish people, and the families of the earthquake victims in Turkey, and wish a speedy recovery to all those affected. We stand with the people of Turkey in these difficult times. We are ready to provide the necessary assistance to overcome the consequences of the disaster," the president wrote on Twitter.

But in addition to the words of the head of state, Ukraine has shown actions. Foreign minister Kuleba reported on the formation of a large group of rescuers. The Ukrainian brigade will be sent to Turkey for rescue operations, debris removal, etc.

Ukraine is also working on the tragedy of another sphere. On January 6, the ministry of foreign affairs of Ukraine received applications from people who cannot find 24 Ukrainians who were in the earthquake zone in Turkey. Their places of residence are established, but there is no information yet.

We note that earthquakes were also recorded in Syria (about 800 dead), Moldova, Romania, Georgia, and Israel.

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