Ukraine asks NATO, EU to help handle flooding aftermath in western regions.

Ukraine's government suggests engaging NATO's Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre.

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Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) to help handle the aftermath of recent floods in Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Lviv, Zakarpattia, and Ternopil regions.

The ministry appealed to the partner states and the headquarters of international organizations, asking for help to overcome the consequences of the natural disaster, the ministry's press service told UNIAN.

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Separate appeals were sent to the EU and the North Atlantic Alliance.

"The Mission of Ukraine to the EU and the Mission of Ukraine to NATO have appealed to the EU institutions and Alliance structures to activate the EU civil emergency response mechanism and engage NATO's Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC)," Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said.

The ministry counts on partners' support of the efforts of the government of Ukraine to protect the life and health of citizens of Ukraine, critical infrastructure facilities, and reduce the negative impact of natural disasters on economic activity.

As UNIAN reported earlier, heavy rainfalls in recent days caused serious flooding in Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Lviv, Zakarpattia, and Ternopil regions. Three people in Ivano-Frankivsk region were killed as a result of the disaster.

About 300 villages and towns were flooded in four regions of Ukraine. Ivano-Frankivsk region, where more than 200 villages and towns were flooded, suffered most from the floods. Some 150 km of roads and 90 bridges were damaged in the region.

The Ukrainian government deployed 1,700 emergency workers and 470 pieces of equipment, including six helicopters, to deal with the immediate consequences.

The Cabinet of Ministers allocated UAH 672 million, or US$25 million, from the state reserve fund to overcome the aftermath of the flooding in the western regions of Ukraine.

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