Ukraine's armed forces equipped with 150 new fighting vehicles, aircraft and military equipment

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 Ukraine's armed forces equipped with 150 new fighting vehicles, aircraft and military equipment
In the course of the working visit to Zhytomyr region, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has conveyed the country's Armed Forces more than 150 fighting vehicles and armament produced or fixed by the enterprises of the defense-industrial complex of Ukraine. At the military airfield in Ozerne, the President has conveyed certificates for the vehicles, armament, small guns and two MiG-29 and two Su-27 fighter aircraft.
     
In the course of the working visit to Zhytomyr region, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has conveyed the country's Armed Forces more than 150 fighting vehicles and armament produced or fixed by the enterprises of the defense-industrial complex of Ukraine. At the military airfield in Ozerne, the President has conveyed certificates for the vehicles, armament, small guns and two MiG-29 and two Su-27. Ukrainian BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles
     
Addressing the servicemen, the Ukrainian Head of State has congratulated them on New Year and Christmas and expressed hope that the year 2015 will become a year peace for Ukraine. "The new Ukrainian army will be the mainstay and the guarantor of peace for the state," the President said.

"I am honored to be the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of such a great army," the Ukrainian president noted.

The list of armament includes: BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles; 2S1 Gvozdika 122mm self-propelled howitzers; 2S7 “Pion” self-propelled guns and 2B9 “Cornflower”; MT-LB multipurpose armored vehicle; KrAZ "Spartan" light armored personnel carriers; automatic mortars and assault small arms. The President inspected all modern weapons and military equipment.

     
Ukrainian Mig-29 and Su-27 fighter aircraft
     
The Head of State has thanked "Ukroboronprom", Zhytomyr armored tank plant, Kharkiv automobile repair plant, Shepetivka repair plant, Kremenchuk automobile plant, research-industrial association of the MIA "Fort" and everyone else involved in this extremely important issue.

Petro Poroshenko has stressed that defenders of the Homeland must be equipped with everything necessary. He also noted the great job of volunteers in the maintenance of the army and the reformation of the Defense Ministry. He believes that the involvement of civic activists to the activity of the Defense Ministry will facilitate prompt modernization of the given institution and the army in general.

     

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