Ukraine to purchase new helicopters for rescuers from France, - Poroshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

The first four helicopters will be passed to the State Emergency Service until the end of 2018
17:49, 23 March 2018

Presidential Administration press office

France to pass Ukraine rescuer helicopters for the State Emergency Service. Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine claimed this during the pass of the new equipment to a department of State Emergency Service in Rivne as the presidential press service reported.

According to the president, the Memorandum on the purchase of the helicopters will be signed in the near future.

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'The first four helicopters, including the medical one for the evacuation of the wounded, will be passed to the State Emergency Service already this year', the president specified.

He also promised that the state will offer the significant support of the rescuers for the improvement of their work efficiency.

Arsen Avakov, the Interior Minister also reported that today, on March 23. the Interior Ministry of Ukraine and Foreign Ministry of France signed the Statement on intentions toward the development of the bilateral cooperation.

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It is reported, that Ukraine will get 55 Airbus Helicopters for the needs of the Interior Ministry within the cooperation.

'It is the biggest project between Ukraine and France', Avakov noted.

The State Emergency Service, the National Guard, the National Police and State Border Guard Service will get new helicopters. According to Interior Ministry, the helicopters will be of three models, H125 for the work in the high mountains, H145 for wok in the hot climate and H225 with the highest indexes of the speed, flight distance and carrying capacity.

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