EU donates 24 armoured and 40 unarmoured vehicles to OSCE in Ukraine

22:59, 06 March 2015
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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine will receive 24 armoured and 40 unarmoured vehicles from the European Union (EU).

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As UNIAN learned from the EU Delegation to Ukraine, the EU is ready to work further on guaranteeing the full implementation of Minsk agreements at several different levels, most notably through support for the OSCE.

As part of this effort the EU has already donated 40 unarmoured vehicles and 24 armoured [Toyota/LandCruiser-type] vehicles to the OSCE SMM.

Fifteen of the armoured vehicles have now arrived in Kyiv. Five more SUVs are on their way. This completes the number of the armoured vehicles, as four cars have already been delivered prior to these new arrivals.

The fleet will be officially handed over to the SMM beginning of next week.

Sweden's Ambassador to Ukraine Andreas von Beckerath earlier wrote on Twitter on March 5 that the Armed Forces of Sweden had brought 15 armed vehicles to Ukraine for the OSCE SMM in Donbas.

"+15 EU armoured vehicles to support @OSCE_SMM transported to #Ukraine by Swedish Armed Forces by air were previously in #EU Mission in Libya," he wrote in his tweet.

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