Australia on fire: Ukrainian government ready to provide assistance
The Ukrainian government is ready, if necessary, to provide assistance to the Australian people due to massive bushfires across the country.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said this in a statement on the wildfire situation in Australia.
“For its part, the Government of Ukraine is ready to render assistance to the friendly Australian people if the situation requires it. The Ukrainian Embassy in Australia is in constant contact with government and local authorities, including to determine the presence of Ukrainian citizens among the victims,” the statement says.
The Foreign Ministry also emphasizes that Ukraine is deeply saddened by the development of the situation, which remains critical and claimed the lives of a large number of people, as well as dozens of missing persons as a result of wildfires in Australia.
“Our heartfelt condolences to the families of victims, as well as wishes of fast recovery to those injured and success to rescue teams and firefighters, who are involved in relieving the tragic effects of wildfires,” the statement reads.
The Foreign Ministry adds that the Australian Government is taking all necessary steps to minimize the effects of fires.
As Ukrinform reported, at least 24 people have been killed as bushfires have burned more than 12 million acres in Australia.
The fire season in Australia is far from over, and already it is shaping up to be one of the most intense in the country’s history.
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