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 United States Passed $3 Million in Equipment to Ukrainian Border Guards. PHOTOS

Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt passed on equipment to Ukrainian border guards for the border arranging in the amount of $ 3 million.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing a statement of the State Border Service press service.

At the meeting, Victoria Nuland, Geoffrey Pyatt and the leaders of the Border Guard Service discussed security cooperation and the need for the United States assistance, as well as the situation in the east and south of the country, the tasks of the State Border Guard Service units within the framework of implementing the peace plan of President Poroshenko.

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During the meeting, those present inspected means and equipment that the United States government passed to the border agency. In particular, the border guards received 45 pieces of equipment including freight trucks, tractive vehicles, tankers, vans, including armored ones, cranes, excavators and tractors. In addition, the border guards were provided with binoculars, portable thermal imagers, pneumo modules, diesel generators and sleeping bags. The total amount of the equipment received is $3 million. Currently, the procurement of autonomous life support for the departments of State Border Guard Service, armored patrol vehicles, thermal imaging equipment and engineering equipment for another $ 12 million is continuing.

Also, in cooperation with the Department of State under the "Export Control and Border Security" program special uniforms and means of border control will be purchased for the amount of $1.4 million. In another U.S. State Department joint project of international technical assistance, the border agency will be provided with 36 armored SUVs, 70 portable thermal imagers and 2,300 vests and equipment means by the end of this year. The total budget of the project is nearly $ 10 million.

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