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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Government has financed production of equipment for ATO, military officials must ensure delivery and use
22.08.2014 | 14:25
Department of Information and Communication of the Secretariat of the CMU

The Ukrainian Government has allocated UAH 9.1 billion to provide anti-terrorist operations. This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday, August 22, during a visit to the factory of the company "Practice" that produces armored equipment for ATO.

 On this day the company handed over the armored vehicles and other armored equipment to the units of the National Guard and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who take part in anti-terrorist operations.

The PM got acquainted with the samples of armored vehicles that the company manufactures for ATO. The Director of "Practice" company Oleh Vysotsky breified about the latest technological developments of the company.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk also talked with soldiers of the National Guard who were present at the ceremony of handing over the armored KrAZ-based vehicles for the divisions of the National Guard and the MIA. On August 26, these soldiers will depart to ATO area.

The Prime Minister stressed that produced at the plant vehicles save the lives of Ukrainian soldiers.

According to him, a batch of armored vehicles will be sent to ATO area, some of them were ordered by the National Guard and paid from the State budget, another part was paid by a MP of Ukraine.

He noted that the KrAZ trucks sent for the soldiers "are one hundred percent of Ukrainian production and one hundred percent armored by the Ukrainian company "Practice". According to him, such a vehicle is almost twofold cheaper than similar KRAZ, which was bought before in the United Arab Emirates: "We must pay UAH 3 million for an armored KrAZ from the Emirates but UAH 1.8 million for the Ukrainian truck".

 Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized that the Ukrainian Government has allocated UAH 9.1 billion to provide anti-terrorist operations: "By now more than 200 vehicles have been delivered to the National Guard alone. 600 armored vehicles have been ordered and will be delivered by the end of the year. For the Armed Forces 11000 items of arms and equipment have been resurrected, helmets and body armor purchased ".

 "But the main issue is the delivery of these helmets, body armor, providing military personnel with the armor. There is equipment, tanks, the money has been transferred. [Required – edit.] logistics and relevant military superior orders," stressed the Prime Minister.

"The orders have been signed, the money allocated, the company is capable to produce minimum one armored vehicle a week. We have provided funding, production and upgrading. Military officials must ensure the delivery and use of equipment in ATO", - emphasized Arseniy Yatsenyuk.


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