On October 31, on the Obolon embankment in Kyiv, Oleh Melchutskyi, the First Deputy Chairman of the SES, introduced the public a new women diver from Odesa Oblast, Mariya Shkurat, and the first chemical rescuer from Kiev, Yulia Cherniv, as a part of the presentation of the feminitive vocabulary.
"It has become a tradition for us to go beyond the premises of the Service and organize a variety of events, including presentations, in the field. This time we also decided to invite you to the picturesque Dnieper coast to get acquainted with the new faces of the Rescue Service - Maria and Julia. In March 2018, when we represented the first Ukrainian women diver Oksana Chekhmestrenko, the Chairman of the SES, Mykola Chechotkin, emphasized that in our Service there is a place for for any man and woman. Therefore, today I am pleased to confirm the practical, confident steps, "- said Oleg Melchutskyi.
This day, the women rescuers demonstrated their skills to the media and present experts - the Governmental Commissioner for Gender Policy Kateryna Levchenko and the head of the NGO Women's Information and Advisory Center Olena Suslova.
In the course of practical testing, Julia Cherneva measured the radiation background in the air and showed how the air measurements are carried out for the presence of hazardous chemicals.
In turn, the women diver Maria Shkurat and Oksana Chekhmestrenko dipped under water and demonstrated how search and rescue works are conducting in water reservoirs.