The Malta Independent 26 June 2022, Sunday

Ukraine: Volunteers delivering medical supplies and TMI team reach safety after explosives rain down

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 16:37 Last update: about 2 months ago

Russian armed forces seem to have targeted volunteers who were delivering food and medical supplies to civilians in villages close to the front line outside of Kharkiv in Ukraine, as explosions coming from either artillery or rockets fell near a vehicle being used by them.

TMI's team on the ground Neil Camilleri, Giuseppe Attard and Ukrainian journalist Liza Kozlenko were accompanying the volunteers, and together they all quickly fled when the explosions took place.

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Camilleri reports that two of the explosions were not more than 100m away from them.

The volunteers had visited around five families in villages today on the outskirts of Kharkiv that were recently liberated by Ukrainian military forces.

Having left the city of Kharkiv early in the morning, TMI's team who accompanied the volunteers saw remnants of destroyed vehicles and artillery.

As they passed through a number of Ukrainian military checkpoints, the sounds of war came closer. They visited a number of families with the volunteers. The incident occurred when they were driving to another location. They were spotted by a Russian drone while they were in a vehicle with the volunteers, and it seems that their vehicle was targeted, as explosions went off in their vicinity. They have returned to relative safety in the city of Kharkiv.

Our team in Ukraine would like to thank the following companies for their support:

GO- for providing them with unlimited mobile data.

Moneybase, EY Malta, APS Bank, Jesmond Mizzi Financial Advisors, Multi Packaging Limited for providing financial support.

The Malta Police Force for providing the team with protective equipment.


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