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    Situation in Ukraine After Ceasefire Agreement (450)

    The United Kingdom has supplied the Ukrainian Armed Forces with winter uniforms and medical equipment. So far, Western countries have provided Ukraine's army with body armors, power generators, lighting systems and other relevant aid.

    KIEV, December 17 (Sputnik) — Ukraine’s Armed Forces have received winter clothing and medical equipment from the United Kingdom, a spokesperson for the country’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

    “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.

    Poland has provided Ukraine with dry rations and bedding, and school supplies and other necessities for the children of military personnel were donated by Latvia. Lithuania has given equipment, dry rations and medical supplies, Switzerland has provided medicine and medical supplies, the Netherlands has given generators and winter clothes, and Spain has supplied body armor and helmets, Kushnir said.

    “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.

    An armed conflict has been ongoing in Ukraine since spring, when Kiev-led forces launched a military operation against independence supporters in the country’s eastern regions.

    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.

    Situation in Ukraine After Ceasefire Agreement (450)


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