The Berlin company Andres Industries AG donates personal protective equipment to a humanitarian aid organization in Kherson.
Kherson/Berlin, September 26, 2023 :
The city of Kherson, located in southeastern Ukraine, has been a frontline city since it was recaptured by Ukrainian forces in November last year. The region has recently experienced additional stress with the destruction of the Kakhovka dam in the Russian-occupied part of Kherson, when floodwaters from the Dnieper River inundated numerous areas on the way to the Black Sea.
The recipients of the delivery are the "Kherson Volunteers", a network of various aid organizations made up of Ukrainian and international rescue workers and which specialize in life-saving operations in the flooded areas of the front-line city.
“Although the floodwaters have now receded, the same cannot be said for the ongoing Russian artillery fire from across the river,” reports Mackenzie, one of the Canadian volunteers who have been helping out in Ukraine since the start of the war. Despite constant shelling, they continue their work to help people in need and to maintain the fragile infrastructure.
When the situation in Ukraine worsened, the Berlin manufacturer increased its ballistics segment, which had actually been discontinued. “We wanted to be prepared for exactly such situations,” said company board member Dr. Björn Andres.
“The suffering is particularly great when the civilian population is affected. In such cases, we can only help to a limited extent with night vision technology. But things are obviously different when it comes to personal protective equipment. A helmet or plate carrier protects soldiers and civilians alike.”
The company is sending a total of 50 ballistic protective helmets of the class (NIJ Level IIIA) to Kherson. This is also intended to send a signal against the “trend” of normalizing war and, above all, against forgetting.