The handover ceremony was held outside the Interior Ministry building on Oct. 7. It was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in Ukraine Shigeki Sumi, Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Head of the National Police of Ukraine Khatia Dekanoidze, Censor.NET reports citing the National Police press service.
Ambassador Shigeki Sumi officially presented documents by which the government of Japan granted winter gear for Ukraine's district police officers in the amount of more than 9,500 sets.
"This gear is well-modeled. It is very comfortable and warm winter clothing for police officers that work in small towns and villages directly on the ground," Avakov stressed.
According to the ambassador, Japan has also donated about 1,600 Toyota Prius to Ukraine. The donation of Mitsubishi is under consideration.
The number of sets of winter gear fully meets the prevailing needs of the police, Deputy Chief of the National Police Kostiantyn Bushuiev said.
"Therefore, we can say that every district police officer who works on the ground will receive a set of Japan-produced winter outfit," Bushuiev added.
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