This is the moment Ukrainian freedom fighters receive humanitarian aid onboard 11 lorries sent from kindhearted firefighters in Poland.
The State Emergency Service (SES) of Ukraine shared the images on social media on 4th March after the Polish authorities sent 11 lorries filled with combat clothing, footwear, medical equipment, helmets and other essential items on Thursday.
Ukrainian fighters received the humanitarian aid in the city of Rivne in the west of the under-siege country.
SES said in a statement this morning: “On March 3, Rivne rescuers received combat clothing, footwear, fire helmets, fire hoses, thermal imagers, portable generators, motor pumps, lanterns, fire barrels, medical equipment and other gear donated to the Ukraine by Polish firefighters.
“They also received seven fire engines and one medical vehicle from the Republic of Poland.
“This humanitarian aid will help strengthen the combat readiness of our units in the northern, southern and central regions working to extinguish fires and other emergencies caused by the military actions of the Russian occupiers.
“All property will be distributed according to the needs among the fire and rescue units of our State.
“At present, additional deliveries and distribution of humanitarian aid continues.”
The Ukrainian emergency service added: “We are sincerely grateful to our colleagues from our neighbouring, friendly country for their support at a difficult time for us!”
Russian president Vladimir Putin gave the order for his troops to invade the Ukraine on 24th February and a long military convoy is currently making its way to Kyiv in an attempt to take the capital city, finding strong Ukrainian resistance every step of the way.