Ukraine has received from the U.S. demining equipment to the Donbass

The U.S. handed over the new equipment of the State service of Ukraine for emergency situations for humanitarian demining in the Donbass. About this guide the state emergency service said at the handover ceremony of equipment for pyrotechnics DSNs from the command Headquarters of U.S. forces in Europe, reports UNIAN.

«This equipment will significantly improve the security of our users, and will also affect the effectiveness of mine clearance. As part of our joint programme it is planned to hold courses on humanitarian demining with experts and instructors from the United States of America», — said the Chairman of gschs Nikolai Chechetkin.

He reported that the first phase of training courses for 20 of pyrotechnics will take place in the Khmelnitsky region from 22 February to 11 March.

The total cost of the equipment equals 244 thousand dollars. Coordinator for humanitarian assistance of the U.S. Embassy Joan Wagner noted that this project is a small part of the assistance from USA, which cost around $ 266 million.

«There are humanitarian projects as demining, medical assistance for the Ukrainian military, as well as training military,» said Wagner.

The presented equipment is designed to conduct activities for humanitarian demining and explosive ordnance disposal.

This equipment includes 20 metal detectors with the possibility of an in-depth search of ammunition, 20 sets of individual defense and protection for users (safety apron, safety helmets with visor), group 5 sets to undertake demining activities (designed for remote seizure of ammunition and conduct clearance activities), 20 personal kits for each separately pyrotechnics, set for destruction of ammunition, 5 sets for marking territory, as well as kits for the supervisors.

We will remind, large-scale demining process in the Donbass will begin this spring.

Ukraine has received from the U.S. demining equipment to the Donbass 16.02.2016

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