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GALLERY: From Guernsey to Ukraine

GALLERY: From Guernsey to Ukraine

Wednesday 08 March 2023

GALLERY: From Guernsey to Ukraine

Wednesday 08 March 2023

The man who left Guernsey to drive an ambulance to Ukraine has arrived in the country, as part of a convoy delivering six of the emergency vehicles to the war torn nation.

Ezra Machnikowski left Guernsey last Saturday, before then departing London early on Sunday morning with the group Medical Life Lines Ukraine.

Mr Machnikowski was driving one of the emergency vehicles during the 2,500+ kilometre journey for the charity Harrop HR Missions Ltd.

He told Express that they had covered more than 1,000km by Monday night, before arriving in Lviv late on Tuesday afternoon.


Pictured: Equipment being unloaded from one of the ambulances at Lviv hospital.

The city, which is near the country's western border, is approximately 500 km - or a seven hour drive - to the south west of the Ukraine capital, Kyiv. 

Two ambulances were due to be left in Lviv before Mr Machnikowski and his fellow volunteers were going to continue their journey to Kyiv to deliver the other four vehicles.

Making contact with Express on Tuesday afternoon, Mr Machnikowski said they had unloaded the ambulances at a hospital in Lviv and would be continuing their journey to Kyiv to unload more equipment there.


Pictured: The journey to Ukraine only started on Sunday and the convoy had arrived in Lviv to the west of Ukraine by late Tuesday afternoon. 

A documentary filmmaker has joined the volunteers on the trip to record the journey and to report on the efforts of volunteers working in, and for Ukraine.

Pictures which Mr Machnikowski has shared with Express can be seen below.

To donate to Medical Life Lines Ukraine through the charity Harrop HR Missions Ltd visit


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