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    US Gives Ukraine Obsolete Military Equipment

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    Washington supplies Kiev with out-of-date military equipment for their defense, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Ukrainian army has been supplied with military machines produced some 20-30 years ago and with bulletproof vests that were manufactured a decade ago, The Washington Post reported Monday.

    The newspaper added that the obsolete equipment will not provide sufficient protection for Ukrainian soldiers and has lowered morale.

    Since the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine in 2014, the United States has been providing Kiev with non-lethal military assistance. In April, Washington sent 300 troops to Ukraine to train the country’s National Guard.

    On November 26, US President Barack Obama signed a 2016 defense budget bill into law. The budget provides Kiev with some $300 million in military assistance.

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