Civilian assistance sent from Finland to Ukraine and neighbouring regions 

A highly exceptional aid operation is underway in Europe. Extensive amounts of assistance have been sent to Ukraine and neighbouring countries through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism. The European Commission is preparing for a long-term crisis and aid needs. The Department for Rescue Services of the Ministry of the Interior is responsible for coordinating the civilian assistance provided by the Finnish Government to Ukraine through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

Civilian assistance sent from Finland

1–2 March 
The first package of material assistance was sent to Ukraine. The shipment included emergency accommodation for 5,000 people and medical personal protective equipment. 

3 March 
A material assistance package was sent to Ukraine. The shipment included emergency accommodation for 5,000 people, a field kitchen, two shower tents and five multi-purpose tents. 

4 March 
The first three experts were sent to Moldova. The experts help coordinate the humanitarian assistance needed by people fleeing Ukraine.

4 March, 7 March, 8 March and 11 March 
Medical personal protective equipment and medical supplies were sent to Ukraine. The package included donations from municipalities and purchases by the National Emergency Supply Agency. 

14 March 
An expert from the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority was sent to Brussels for situation awareness tasks related to radiation and nuclear issues. 

15 March 
Two fire engines were sent to Ukraine. 

18 March 
Four ambulances were sent to Ukraine. 

19 March 
Two ambulances were sent to Ukraine. 

23 March 
Three new experts were sent to Moldova. The new experts replace the experts who started their work on 4 March based on the principle of rotation.  

23 March 
Two ambulances were sent to Ukraine.

24 March 
Medical supplies and dosimeters were sent to Ukraine.

25 March 
Rescue service supplies and equipment were sent to Ukraine.

26 March 
One ambulance was sent to Ukraine.

5 April 
Two ambulances, rescue service supplies and protective overalls were sent to Ukraine.

14 April
Two ambulances and rescue service supplies were sent to Ukraine and medical supplies to Moldova. In addition, a donation of medicinal products was delivered to Ukraine.

16 May
Medicines and medical supplies were sent to Ukraine.

8 July
Medical supplies and radiation safety equipment were sent to Ukraine

2 August
Rescue service supplies, such as stretchers, defibrillators, first-aid kits and protective equipment, were sent to Ukraine.