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A resident of Ukraine who helped evacuate victims of the Russia-Ukraine war said Wednesday that high gas prices are making evacuations even more difficult.
Hatzalah Ukraine CEO Shlomo Rosilio told Fox & Friends that the cost of fuel is about $ 3 per liter, and it cost him about $ 2,000 to fill the fuel tank of one of his buses.
“This is crazy. It is also becoming very difficult to find fuel because many petrol stations do not allow you to fill more than 10 liters, which is practically nil,” he said, adding that he had trouble getting medical supplies from Moldova.
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Hatzalah Ukraine is a coalition of humanitarian, non-governmental and medical organizations from Ukraine, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Israel. According to the website, Hatzalah Ukraine provides humanitarian and medical assistance to all war victims, regardless of their religion, ethnicity or political affiliation.
Rosilio has appeared on Fox News Channel in recent weeks to help people flee the country.
“Those buses that we bought thanks to Fox News, thank you very much,” he told host Rachel Campos-Duffy.
Rosilio said he was also able to purchase ambulances, which help evacuate people with health problems.
“We’ve been able to do a lot with this,” he said.
Hatzala Ukraine was able to help an Israeli boy with autism who got stuck after the death of his child’s grandmother.
“We managed to get him out, thank God and he is safe and sound in Israel. This is one of the many stories we have faced in the last two weeks.”
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The interview came shortly before Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, In a speech to Congress on Wednesday, he called on the United States to “do more” by implementing a no-fly zone, providing additional aircraft and air defense systems, and creating a new security alliance.
Zelenskyy, speaking to US lawmakers in Kiev, where he chose to stay even as Russian forces move into the city, thanked President Biden for his “personal involvement” and “sincere commitment to the defense of Ukraine”, and the United States for the help it has provided.
“However, now it is true in the darkest moment for our country, for the whole of Europe, I invite you to do more,” Zelenskyy said.