News from Ukraine: Ukraine troops get over 1,000 night vision devices from US - Ukraine Defence Minister

17:36 Aug. 31, 2016

Ukraine troops get over 1,000 night vision devices from US - Ukraine Defence Minister

Photo Courtesy - Ukraine Defence Ministry, www.mil.gov.ua

US is the biggest provider of military (non-lethal) aid to Ukraine

Ukrainian Armed Forces received 1,084 night vision as part of the US package aid.

Read also Which country provides largest non-lethal military support to Ukraine?

Ukraine's Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak reported on Facebook.

"Now, the international assistance for Ukraine reaches its peak since the country obtained its independence (25 years ago). Recently, we received another aid package from the United States - the first batch of night vision devices, 1,084 items out of more than 2,000. We expect to receive the next batch soon," said Poltorak.

On August 27, the US military representatives handed out the first five Hummers for medical evacuation to Ukraine's Armed Forces.

Since 2016, international community provided over USD 62 million worth of technical assistance and over USD 7 million worth of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. 

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