Armed Forces receive first batch of 50 Kirpi armored vehicles from Turkey
The operational group of troops Kakhovka wrote on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.
"Foreign partners support our soldiers. The whole world wants Ukraine to win over the bitter enemy. The new Turkish BMC Kirpi armored vehicles were handed over to the Armed Forces of Ukraine," the report reads.
It is noted that the delivery of another batch in the amount of 150 vehicles is expected soon.
Yuriy Mysiahin, an MP, deputy chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence, said in a Telegram post that the first batch of Kirpi armored vehicles consists of 50 units.
"The Armed Forces have already received Turkish-made Kirpi armoured vehicles. The marines of the two brigades are already using 50 vehicles. We are waiting for another 150," Mysiahin said.
The MP added that the armoured vehicle is equipped with a machine gun, which can be controlled manually and turned 360 degrees, fire extinguishing system, good mine protection, B6 armor level. The vehicle can carry a total of 12 military personnel and a crew.
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