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War in Ukraine. 100 cars that did not meet exhaust emission standards were sent to Ukraine by British-Ukrainian Aid

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More than half of the approximately 100 cars donated by London residents have already been sent to Ukraine because they do not meet exhaust emission standards that allow driving around the city free of charge, informed the British-Ukrainian Aid charity.

An organization that handles formalities related to the transport of cars Ukraine As part of the ongoing campaign, it reported on Monday that a convoy of another 20 cars arrived in this country last weekend, and 13 more are expected by the end of this week.

They are banned in London, but in Ukraine they will save lives

“We remain extremely grateful for the support provided to us by the Mayor of London and (the Mayor of) Kiev, as well as by our numerous partners, supporters and donors. Vehicles that would otherwise be scrapped save lives in Ukraine and we know that each of them is precious and valuable “It's great to see people showing the spirit of Dunkirk that Churchill spoke about during World War II, providing transport to people threatened by a ruthless enemy,” said Natalia Rawliuk from British-Ukrainian Aid.

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In a post on Facebook, the organization wrote “we would like to express our gratitude to Londoners who have already donated over 100 vehicles for humanitarian aid in a country devastated by war.”

“A convoy of 20 emergency vehicles was transported to Ukraine this weekend, and about half of the 110 vehicles donated so far are already helping those in need. Another 13 vehicles are expected to reach the war-torn country by the end of this week and provide the necessary support to the civilian population. The recipients of the vehicles are including paramedics and non-governmental organizations that help war victims by delivering medicines and evacuating people from dangerous areas to receive medical care. Vehicles help save lives! – we read in the entry.

The mayor of Kiev, Vitaly Klitschko, asked for the transfer of such cars, especially four-wheel drive SUVs and pick-ups, in September last year, saying that they would be useful in Ukraine to save lives during the war with Russia. This initiative was initially blocked by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, but when the matter was covered by the media in mid-December, he changed his decision and agreed.

Ultra-low emission zone in London

The program started in mid-March. People who want to get rid of cars that do not meet emission standards can indicate that the car is to be sent to Ukraine, and they will be entitled to the same compensation of £2,000 as for scrapping the vehicle. At the end of August last year, the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), which previously covered central London, was extended to the entire city. Drivers whose cars do not meet emissions standards can scrap them and claim a refund of £2,000, or continue to drive them but pay £12.50 a day. These are mainly diesel cars registered before September 2015 and petrol cars registered before January 2006. According to estimates from March last year, there were approximately 700,000 cars in London. such cars.

Main photo source: Facebook British-Ukrainian Aid

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