“Yesterday, the Armed Forces of Ukraine received a cargo of humanitarian aid from the United Kingdom. British colleagues gave Ukrainian military winter uniforms and medical equipment,” spokesperson Viktoria Kushnir told reporters.
According to Kushnir, a number of Ukraine’s partners have provided its armed forces with help during 2014. The United States and Denmark have sent technical equipment, France has provided body armors and medical supplies, power generators and lighting systems have been sent by Slovakia and Norway has provided dry rations. Canada and the United Kingdom have provided personal protective equipment and winter clothing.
“In the near future, Australia plans to assists the Ukrainian Armed Forces with winter clothing and equipment. Also, Poland will give dry rations, winter clothes, shoes,” the spokesperson added.
The West has pledged support to Ukraine and blamed Russia for allegedly aiding Donbas independence supporters, refusing, however, to supply Ukrainian forces with lethal military aid. Russia has firmly denied any involvement in Ukraine’s internal affairs and has sent several humanitarian aid convoys to the conflict-torn Donbas region.