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17:23 Jan. 17, 2016

US gives Ukraine USD 23 mln in medical equipment and military communications

US donates equipment to Ukrainian army. (UNIAN Photo)

Washington has provided a broad range of help to fight Russian-backed militants

The United States delivered yesterday USD 23 million in vital military communicatioins and medical equipment to Ukraine, according to the US Embassy in Ukraine.

The shipment included USD 21 million in in secure radio equipment and nearly USD 2 million in battlefield life-saving medical equipment, the Embassy has reported.

The equipment will be delivered to Ukrainian Army units who take part in the US-led drills at Yavoriv and Khmelnytskyi.

The US defence budget law for 2016 authorizes USD 300 million assistance for Ukraine to fight Russian-backed militants. USD 50 million of that could fund lethal aid and counter-artillery radars.

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