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Batch of Hummer IFVs arrived to Odesa, - Defense Minister of Ukraine

The vehicles will be handed over to combat units in Donbas
17:53, 16 April 2019

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

A group of Hummer IFVs from the U.S. reached the seaport of Odesa, southern Ukraine. Stepan Poltorak, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine has announced this during his working trip to the 58th Separate Infantry Brigade in Konotop, Sumy region.

'Recently the level of military technical assistance has increased significantly. This applies to all our partners, first of all, the United States of America. Nowadays, 35 “Hummer” combat vehicles are being unloaded in Odessa. Of these, 20 armored personnel vehicles will be deployed in combat units and 15 to medical support units, said the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, adding that all assistance immediately goes directly to the combat units that are in the frontline', the minister said as quoted by the press office of the ministry.

Related: Ukraine’s Army receives 40 Hummer medical vehicles from the U.S.

According to Poltorak, last time, the United States has provided assistance to Ukraine for more than $ 400 million.

'These are Javelin anti-tank missile systems, modern communications means, artillery intelligence systems, electronic warfare and anti-sniper complexes, UAVs', he said.

At the same time, Stepan Poltorak emphasized that Ukraine can not build a strong army only at the expense of its partners and it is necessary to develop its own defense industry.

Related: Ukrainian military will not kneel before country's enemies, - Chief of Army's General Staff

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