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  • Liquidation of consequences of the harsh weather requires joint efforts of local authorities and rescue services, claims PM
    posted 19 December 2017 14:09

    Overcoming the consequences of the tough weather requires coordinated efforts of local governments and rescue services, hence the speed of all activities and solving difficulties directly depends on the coordination of joint work of the said authorities. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during an emergency teleconference dedicated to the situation on Ukrainian roads. The meeting was held in Vinnytsia, where the Head of Government is on a working visit.

    "I understand that heavy snowfall caused huge traffic jams. But people get stuck in traffic. How we overcome consequences of the harsh weather will literally depend on the work on the ground", stressed the Prime Minister.

    The Head of Government emphasized that he keeps abreast of the situation and called on local leaders to inform about what has been done to overcome the effects of tough weather.

    During the teleconference, the attendees noted that at present, heavy precipitation has stopped, and road traffic has already been opened on highways. 949 units of special equipment are involved in overcoming consequences as well as dozens of heating points for drivers who got stuck in snowstorms are deployed.