Ukrainian volunteers are assisting in delivering humanitarian relief aid to Katrina hurricane survivors in the USA's South States, the Emergency Ministry's press service informed.

The US Government asked the Ukrainian rescuers to assist in transferring aid to the flooded areas. AN-124-100 left Germany with the 68 tons of emergency relief including 10. 000 blankets, beds, and beddings and landed at the Little Rock, Ark airport.

Commander, 314th Airlift Wing, Brigade General Kip L. Self stated his gratitide to Ukraine for its generosity and sincerity. Ukraine's aid is a very important step before Ukraine joins NATO, Kip L. Self said.

About 200, 000 sq km was flooded by the hurricane. Official data of causalities amounts to a thousand people. The caused damage is estimated at 26 bn. USD. The US Senate has already provided Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana States with 10.5 bn. USD for emergency needs.


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