This was stated by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.
"KRAZ Cougars. New equipment of the National Guard of Ukraine. Starting today the weapon of the newly created operational brigade. Building up the strength! Our Strength is peace for Ukraine," he wrote.
The first cars were transferred to the National Guard base in Novi Petrivtsi. KRAZ Cougar is an all-wheel drive armored vehicle designed for urban combat, developed by Canadian Streit Group on the nasis of Toyota chassis. It can be fitted with various types of combat modules and towers, armed with a 7.62 mm or 12.7-mm machine gun or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov visited the first operational brigade of the Ukrainian National Guard and got acquainted with the samples of the vehicles in service and talked to the staff.
Новые, современные бронемашины для Нацгвардии.
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