PARIS, France - The first emergency medical supply shipment from Médecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders has arrived in Kyiv, the international humanitarian organization said in a statement.
The supplies include surgical kits, trauma kits, medication for chronic diseases and mass casualty supplies. They will be donated to local hospitals in the city and in order towns further east in Ukraine.
'It was urgent to do this fast', said Christopher Stokes, MSF Emergency Coordinator in Ukraine, according to the statement.
'We may be in a race against time here - we have, no certainty how long train access to Kyiv will remain possible. We chose to go with the train operation for reasons of speed and the high volume capacity', he added.