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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Government to allocate UAH 100 mln to purchase BTR-3E for the Armed Forces and National Guard
22.05.2014 | 14:00

It is planned to purchase 22 BTR-3E [armored personnel carrier] the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guards. The Government is to allot UAH 100 million for these purposes. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk informed on Thursday, May 22, during a visit to a military unit in the vicinity of Kyiv where the 2-nd reserve battalion of the National Guard and a special subdivision to fulfill ATO tasks are holding a combined scheduled battle drill.

During the trainings the combatants practiced in arresting armed criminals, releasing of hostages, repelling the attacks and detention of criminals, actions of the personnel of border checkpoints in the course of examination of motor vehicles. They were also trained in shooting, unarmed combat techniques, basics of general and special courses of training of service dogs.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk handed to the combatants advanced special communication means, helmets and body armor, not compliant with the Russian standards.

The Head of Government emphasized that the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard are provided with everything necessary as fast as possible since nothing has been purchased for 23 years: What was two months ago and what we have today are extremely different pictures.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk expressed compassion to the families of those who had died in the anti-terrorist operation and ensured everyone that the country will forget none: Heroes will never be forgotten.


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