By the end of September, four fully equipped ambulances were put into service in the war-affected Odessa region with the assistance of TRP Hungary at the initiative of the Hungarian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Hungarian organizations, under the leadership of the Hungarian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Budapest, are assisting the regions affected by the Ukrainian war by providing equipped ambulances. Since the outbreak of the war, 16 ambulances have arrived in Ukraine from Hungary, with four of them being put into service with the assistance of TRP Hungary. The fourth vehicle, handed over at the end of September, also received medical equipment from the Humanitás Foundation.
“Our dear friend, Zsolt Katona, approached us last year. He was born in Beregszász and we share a common passion for motorsports. He raised the question of whether we could help address the problems arising from the Ukrainian war,” said Tamás Őry, CEO of TRP Hungary.
“We gladly joined forces with TRP Hungary and some friends, and with Zsolt’s involvement, it became evident that the most useful contribution we could make would be to bring ambulances, as there is a great need for them. I believe it is everyone’s duty to help people in difficult situations. I have mixed feelings – on one hand, I’m very sad that we have to be here under these circumstances, but on the other hand, I’m happy that we were able to help with our modest means,” he added.
The vehicle was handed over at the end of September at the Hungarian-Ukrainian border with the involvement of Sándor Gelb, President of the Hungarian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. From there, the chamber’s representative in southern Ukraine will transport the ambulance to its service location. The ambulance is expected to support first aid and rehabilitation efforts.
The handover ceremony was attended by Sándor Gelb, President of the Hungarian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Volodimir Gorozhankin, the Odessa representative of the Hungarian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tamás Őry, CEO of TRP Hungary, and Zsolt Katona.