American military HMMWV (Humvee), 1st party which on Wednesday was Ukraine, will be equipped with weapons and sent to the special operations in the Donets basin, said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
"All the machines after installing the proper weapons will be directed to these divisions, the 1st and foremost, in units of highly mobile landing troops, immediately in the area where they perform tasks when conducting anti-terrorist operations in Eastern Ukraine," said Poroshenko, meeting the 1st party Humvee at Kiev airport.
according to him, the other vehicles in Ukraine should receive in the next 45 days. In General, the United States agreed to supply to Ukraine 230 such all-terrain vehicles.
first Ukrainian military in the Donbass already tested American communications, radar, night vision devices and clearance systems. In addition, first came to Ukraine the first batch of 20 British armoured cars Saxon.
Poroshenko expressed gratitude Western partners for assistance to Ukraine, noting that, although the Ukrainian "defense" and working in 3 shifts, its resources are limited.
first, the U.S. administration announced that it is considering assistance to Kiev lethal " weapons, but then did not want the idea. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin declared that, according to Russian sources, weapons Kyiv is supplied, the American side denies this. Total U.S. military aid to Kyiv, including armored vehicles and anti-artillery radar, amounted to about $ 200 million.