State top leaders inspected readiness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to the winter

October 5, 2014
Being with a working visit to Zhytomyr region, President of Ukraine – Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko underscored the necessity of urgent decision of all of issues on support of our army before winter

“We will do all the necessary in order to increase significantly the level of protection, comfort and security using an experience obtained during counterterrorist operation, as well as to care for our soldiers who are in need of the attention both from the side of authority and our people”, – the Head of our state underscored.

On October 3, 2014, headed by the Prime-Minister of Ukraine, a visiting meeting concerning logistics support of units that are taking part in counterterrorist operation in autumn and winter period and concerning the readiness to the winter of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine redeployed from temporarily occupied territory of the Crimea took place.

Arsenii Yatseniuk checked the equipping and preparation the Armed Forces of Ukraine for performing of tasks, examined the presented patterns of armaments, equipment and uniform of servicemen, and got acquainted with the food supply and rations.

Defence Minister of Ukraine Valerii Heletei informed the Prime-Minister of Ukraine about current state of affairs. According to the Defence Minister of Ukraine, to date, it was bought 41850 Woodland Battle Dress uniforms and 14030 combat boots for servicemen. Also, it was purchased medicinal substances, created reserves of coal and fuel oil for heating period and for heating of personnel in the zone of holding of counterterrorist operation.