The Ukrainian army has received from the UK 55 Saxon armored personnel carriers, about it on their page wrote Advisor to the President of Ukraine Yuri Biryukov.
"So, 55 armored vehicles reached the Ukraine and currently reside within one of the military units," - said Biryukov.
He added that the machines will be coordinated for specialized tasks." 20 cars will be converted into a medivac first line and 35 are under the command and staff, from different disciplines, " according to the report.
The price of one armored vehicle, According to Biryukova, was about 51 thousand pounds.
Advisor to the President of Ukraine recognized that the machines are not going smoothly." To say about the fact that everything is smooth and silky - no. I asked a dozen problems to Ukroboronprom, waiting for the answers " - drew the attention Biryukov.
before the Internet was made public trials of the Saxon armored personnel carriers, which Ukraine purchased in the UK. Based on the video frames, the Saxon armored personnel carrier check failed, He was not able to cross even a small hill. At the same time the armored car Soviet-made BRDM coped with this task without question, wrote printed edition.
The former head of the land forces of Britain Richard Dannat criticized the decision to put armored Saxon Ukraine." They are completely useless, these are not fully armored trucks, which may not be very close to the front line", He said.
"To suggest that the UK makes a wide gesture of support, sending machine, which we took out of service a decade ago because they realized it unsafe, at best strange, at worst downright dangerous," added Dannat.