State Border Guard Service to get medical equipment, combat garment from Canada
The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine will receive medical equipment and combat garment in the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada in March 2016 with a view to cooperation in strengthening security and stability in Ukraine, the Communications Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine reported.
"The Memorandum envisages the provision of CAD 2 million of aid, which will be spent on the supply of medical equipment and combat garment, not lethal," Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said at a meeting with head of the State Border Guard Service Petro Tsyhykal and Canadian ambassador to Ukraine Roman Vashchuk on Tuesday.
The Central Clinical Hospital of the State Border Guard Service, the Clinical Hospital of the State Border Guard Service in Odesa and a separate commandant's office for the protection and provision of the State Border Guard Service will receive assistance, the message reads.
Tsyhykal said that in the framework of the Memorandum, the Odesa Clinical Hospital received first aid back in April. "The hospital received a state-of-the-art X-ray facility that helps in the treatment of wounded border guards, which cost more than UAH 6 million," he said.