Ukrainian army receives $60 mln in aid from international partners in 2016
Since the beginning of this year, the Armed Forces of Ukraine has received international aid worth about $60 million, chief of the military cooperation and peacekeeping operations department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Leonid Holopatiuk has said.
"This amount includes technical assistance from the United States worth more than $53 million, humanitarian aid (medical and logistical assets) account for some $7 million," he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.
He noted that in 2014-2015 Ukraine received international technical assistance totaling $57 million.
"In 2014-2015, the Ukrainian Armed Forces received aid from 20 countries, in particular technical assistance in the amount of around $57 million. These include night vision devices and communications equipment, demining equipment, automotive equipment, and counter-battery radars," he said.
Holopatiuk also said that the Ukrainian army received humanitarian assistance worth about $46 million.
The representative of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said that most of the assistance came from the United States, Canada, the UK and Lithuania.