In response to the devastating destruction of the Kakhovka dam, the Polish interior minister announced on Wednesday that Poland would provide aid to Ukraine in the form of water tankers and high-powered pumps.
According to Ukrainian authorities, the dam on the River Dnipro was deliberately blown up by Russian forces, putting approximately 42,000 people at risk of flooding and endangering their lives.
Mariusz Kaminski, the interior minister of Poland, expressed his concern for the dire situation faced by the civilian population and pledged assistance. In a tweet, he announced the dispatch of equipment from Poland’s State Fire Department to Ukraine.
“To address the severe plight of the civilian population affected by the Russian-induced destruction of the dam on the River Dnipro in Nova Kakhovka, together with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, I have made the decision to donate 10 water tankers, each with a capacity of 18,000 liters, along with 10 high-powered pumps. Grateful for the dedication of PSP Main Headquarters,” Kaminski tweeted.
Poland’s generous support aims to provide immediate relief and support to Ukraine as it copes with the aftermath of the dam destruction and works towards mitigating the potential flood risk faced by thousands of people.