A CONVOY of fire trucks is on its way to Ukraine to support firefighters in the face of the humanitarian crisis in the country.
A team from the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service joined the National Fire Chiefs Council and Fire Aid and International Development convoy to deliver fire trucks and equipment to their Ukrainian counterparts.
Footage shows 17 fire engines heading towards the Ukrainian border to provide support.
Firefighters across the country have been stretched to their limits as they seek to put out blazes and rescue civilians from the rubble following Russian airstrikes raining down on Ukrainian towns.
West Sussex firefighters waved the Ukrainian flag in solidarity with the country as the conflict enters its fourth week.
In the besieged city of Mariupol, street fighting erupted, hampering efforts by rescuers to help people trapped under the rubble of a theater bombarded by Russian forces on Wednesday.
No less than 300,000 civilians are unable to evacuate the city.
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This notice was published: 2022-03-19 11:50:46