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Ukraine gets foreign military aid worth 3bn hryvnyas since 2014

The Defence Ministry withholds some information on foreign aid, citing confidentiality.

Ukraine gets foreign military aid worth 3bn hryvnyas since 2014
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Over the past three years, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have received foreign logistical and humanitarian assistance worth about 3bn hryvnyas, the Defence Ministry has told Tyzhden.UA.

The article published on 26 January says the United States gave Ukraine a multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES), medical equipment, first aid kits, demining equipment, night-vision devices and thermal imaging cameras, bulletproof vests and Kevlar helmets, counter-battery radars, off-road Humvee vehicles, personal equipment and uniforms.

Canada has provided demining equipment, night-vision goggles, body armour and Kevlar helmets, uniforms and personal equipment.

Poland supplied Ukraine with medical equipment, ammunition and uniforms.

The UK provided first aid kits, night-vision devices, thermal imagers, bullet-proof vests, Kevlar helmets, notebooks, equipment and uniforms. Australia provided uniforms, China - equipment, Turkey - machinery, equipment and uniforms, Slovakia - power generators, machinery, equipment and uniforms, France - body armour and equipment, the Netherlands - generators, gear and uniforms, Spain – bullet-proof vests and Kevlar helmets, the Czech Republic and Albania - equipment and uniforms, Lithuania - equipment and uniforms, Norway, Latvia, Denmark and Japan - equipment.

The Defence Ministry made it clear that it cannot provide full information on the foreign aid to Ukraine for reasons of confidentiality.

Last December, the US Congress approved a defence budget of 350m dollars in military aid to Ukraine.