112: a single emergency number will be created in Ukraine
In connection with European integration obligations, Ukraine will introduce an emergency assistance system using one phone number.
The system is implemented within the framework of an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. This was reported in the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
This is one of the European integration obligations of our state under the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the relevant bill in the first reading. People who do not speak the state language will also be able to apply for help on line 112, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported.
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Bogdan Drapyaty, using an example, told how the unified emergency assistance system will function.
Now, in the event of an accident, in order to contact the emergency services, it will not be necessary to call different phone numbers, such as 101, 102 or 103, it will be enough to dial a single number 112, - said Bogdan Drapyaty.