Ukraine's army will get seventy-two T-72 tanks by year-end
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced that seventy-two T-72 tanks will be delivered to the Ukrainian army by the end of the year.
"According to my instructions, 72 modernized T-72 tanks should be sent to the Armed Forces this year. We're buying the newest vehicles manufactured in Lviv, we saw the potential of a new fire engine based on the T-72," he said during his visit to Lviv armor vehicle factory on Friday, July 14.
On top of that, 20 Dozor-B light armored personnel carriers will be handed over to the Ukrainian army, he added.
"Lviv armor vehicle factory will be paid UAH 920 million, and this is not only for the tanks and the fire engines. The 20 Dozor-B cars that are now behind my back will also be ready to go to the army," Poroshenko said.
The president stressed that the Ukrainian army should be equipped with the best technology, both combat and auxiliary, "as it is forbidden to use tank brigades without evacuation vehicles."