Today on the territory of the military airport in Chuhuiv city (Kharkiv Region) Armed Forces of Ukraine received military equipment and ammunition. In total there were 170 vehicles for Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko also took part in the ceremony.
See more photos from the ceremony at www.president.gov.ua
Today we are much better than a year ago ready to defend and protect our Ukraine. Minsk Agreements regardless the criticism gave us time to make Ukrainian defense stronger, it allowed us at least partly compensate our military-technical weakness compared to Russia. For Russians army development was priority since 2000. They were spending crazy amounts of money for 14 years in order to get ready for their aggression against Ukraine. We started to create efficient army only a year ago. Just about a year ago we had less than 10,000 efficient soldiers. Today you can see that efficiency of Ukrainian Army increased 10 times just in 1 year. The progress is obvious, but it’s still long way to go to get what we want and to achieve my dream.
– President Petro Poroshenko, see full speech at www.mil.gov.ua
Among military vehicles that were sent to ATO zone on the East of Ukraine there were 25 T-64BM Bulat, T-64, T-72, T-80, 7 MRLS BM-21 “Grad”, 5 SAM “Osa”, 5 self-propelled guns 2S7 Pion, 7 self-propelled howitzers 2S1 Gvozdika, 20 Humvees, 20 APC BMP-2 and BMP-1, 15 canons type MT-12 and MSTA-B, 30 KRAZ trucks, 25 military platform KrAZ trucks, 10 military KrAZ Truck Tractors and other ammo and vehicles.
Below is the video posted by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine of the military vehicles on the territory of Chuhuiv military airport.
Reported by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine at www.mil.gov.ua
You can also see 82 photos from today’s ceremony in Chuhuiv posted by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine at www.facebook.com