USA sends demining equipment for Donbas
13:47, 16 February 2016

USA sends demining equipment for Donbas

The equipment will increase security of pyrotechnicians

13:47, 16 February 2016

The USA handed over new equipment to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine to carry out humanitarian demining in Donbas.

“This equipment will considerably increase security of our pyrotechnicians and will make demining more efficient. As part of our mutual project we plan to conduct courses on humanitarian demining with experts and instructors from the United States”, - Head of State Emergency Service of Ukraine Mykola Chechiotkin stated.

The first stage of trainings for 20 pyrotechnicians will take place in Khmelnytskiy region on February 22 – March 11.

Coordinator of the project JoAnn Wagner stated that this project complements $266 million of the US Assistance to Ukraine that the US has contributed to security and defense sector in Ukraine since the crisis begin.

“The project involves humanitarian projects on demining, medical aid for Ukrainian military, as well as military trainings”, - Wagner said.

The equipment involves: 20 metal detectors, 20 safety sets for pyrotechnicians, 5 group demining sets, 20 individual demining sets for each pyrotechnician and 5 sets for marking territory.

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