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Ukrainian contingent hands over military equipment for Iraqi Army

AL KUT, Iraq – According to an agreement signed during a Ukrainian/Ministry of Defense visit in Iraq, Ukrainian Soldiers handed over to the 8th Iraqi Army Division military equipment free of charge. The handover ceremony took place Monday, Dec. 5, in Camp Delta, al Kut.

The contract was signed by the Chief of Iraqi General Staff and the Ukrainian government company UKRSPECECSPORT representatives.

Iraqi Army units received 17 armored vehicles and 56 transport vehicles. Moreover, Ukrainian Soldiers provided 526 sets of small arms (including a grenade launcher), heavy machine guns, pistols, submachine guns and shells, 225 sets of signal equipment and 176 sets of engineering equipment.

Also turned over were more than 2,400 devices and equipment for artillery armaments, approximately 729 sets of spare parts for numerous types of vehicles and 2,100 sets of nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) equipment.

The aforementioned equipment will significantly improve the combat capabilities of the 8th Iraqi Army Division in securing its area of responsibility.


For more information, please contact the Public Information Office of Multi-National Division Central-South, at Thuraya 00 873 762 197 788 or e-mail piomndcs@poczta.onet.pl


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