Today, on January 22, in the Ministry of Emergency Situations meeting of Board of the Ministry took place following the results of activity for 2008. At the very beginning of meeting the Minister of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Vladimir Shandra at the request of the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenk the state awards to rescuers who were involved in elimination of an emergency situation in a house in Evpatoria. We will remind that in December of last year there was an explosion.
Six rescuers were awarded the order state the III degrees "For courage", including the chief of Head department Ministry of Emergency Situations in ARE the Crimea the general - the major of service of civil protection Alexander Mazilin. 8 more employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations received the medals "For the Saved Life".
Also Vladimir Shandra congratulated all present on Day of Conciliarity of Ukraine. "90 years ago, for the first time in a 20-ohm century, all Ukrainian lands were united in one state. And today we have opportunity to celebrate this date also a pleasant event - an appreciation of our work", - the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations noted.
I was present at meeting of Board and the chief of GU Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine in the Nikolaev area Nikolay Postupalsky.
According to the Minister of Emergency Situations of Ukraine, everything who works in system of civil protection of Ukraine, certainly are ready to rescue the person and, risking the life, to come to the rescue in the most difficult conditions. However the salary which is received today by ordinary rescuers, considers the Minister, doesn't display that risk, degree of readiness and loadings which they test.