Armaments are set to be tested and within two days sent to the so-called Anti-Terrorist operation (ATO) zone in the east of the country. And it probably should be tested first – the point is that the big part of the delivery consists of old equipment repaired by the Ukrainian military-industrial complex.
Still, the list of the armament looks like the country is getting prepared for active warfare. More than 25 tanks, including the BM "Bulat", T-64BV, T-72, T-80; multiple-launch rocket systems “Grad,” anti-aircraft missiles, anti-tank complex "Stugna," anti-tank cannons and howitzers, a large number of vehicles such as the Hammer.
Meanwhile, Ukraine is actively working on repairing old military equipment – some 1000 items have been fixed in 2015 and this process is still going on, Poroshenko explained.
Despite the fact Kiev’s authorities pinned their hopes of arms delivery from the West, Ukraine received only a mere 500 units of equipment, excluding lethal weapons. They got radar locators, night vision devices, thermal imagers and radio stations through international assistance.