U.S. Army hands over 20 kits of metal detectors to Ukraine

U.S. Army hands over 20 kits of metal detectors to Ukraine

Within the framework of the the U.S. Humanitarian Demining Program, representatives of the U.S. Armed Forces handed over to Ukraine’s Special Transport Service 20 kits of modern metal detectors worth UAH 1.5 million.

This is stated on the website of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.

"In Chernihiv, at the training center of the State Special Transport Service, in the framework of the U.S. Humanitarian Demining Program, the representatives of the United States European Command and the Defence Cooperation Office of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine handed over 20 kits of metal detectors to the State Special Transport Service of Ukraine," the statement reads.

“We need to conduct mass and high-quality demining activities in eastern Ukraine and ensure security of local population. Modern demining equipment is necessary for this”, State Secretary of the Defence Ministry of Ukraine Col. Gen. Oleksandr Dublyan said.

According to Head of the Administration of the State Special Transport Service Lieutenant General Mykola Malkov, this equipment will increase the level of EOD units’ response to risks, as well as quality and security of mine clearance works.

The State Special Transport Service is a specialized military formation within the Defence Ministry of Ukraine.


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