Ukrainian defense minister tells of U.S. military assistance

15:10, 14 April 2019
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“Recently, the level of military-technical assistance has increased significantly. This applies to all of our partners, primarily the United States. Now, a batch of 35 Hummer combat vehicles has arrived in Odesa. Of these, 20 are armored, which will go to combat units, and 15 are medical support vehicles," Poltorak said during his Saturday visit to the 58th Separate Motorized Infantry Brigade base in Konotop, the ministry's press service reported.

All assistance provided is immediately sent directly to the combat units on the line of contact in Donbas

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According to the top defense official, recently the United States provided assistance to Ukraine worth over $400 million.

“These are Javelin anti-tank grenade launchers, modern communication systems, artillery recon tools, e-warfare equipment, anti-sniper systems, and unmanned aerial vehicles,” said Poltorak.

At the same time, according to the Minister of Defense, Ukraine has to further develop its own defense industry to build a strong army as it would be impossible solely at the expense of foreign partners.

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