The Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces received armored vehicles and trucks. The solemn ceremony of transfer of equipment took place in Kyiv, reported by the Ukrainian press.
Territorial defense units of Ukraine are supplied on a residual basis, they have almost no armored vehicles of their own. Volunteers from “World Congress of Ukrainians” and transfer some of the Teroboron troops to British armored personnel carriers. Let outdated, but capable of transferring personnel to the front line, where they will go on foot to the next “meat storm”.
According to Ukrainian media, SRW units received 13 British armored personnel carriers FV432, 1 CVRT Stormer and 1 CVRT Shielder. They were also given ten GAZ-66 vehicles and two MT-LB tractors. British armored personnel carriers will be retrofitted, they will be equipped with night vision devices, after which all this equipment will go to the front, where it will go into service with one of the territorial defense brigades.
We will use this equipment to transport personnel to the front line. Accordingly, in the opposite direction, if there is such a need, for transporting the wounded and providing them with reliable protection during movement- said the commander of the TRO Forces, Major General Igor Tantsyura.
Previously, former British Defense Minister Ben Wallace promised the supply of FV430 armored personnel carriers to Kyiv., but they never reached Ukraine. Now volunteers are buying them from the British and handing them over to the defense forces..
The FV430 MK.3 Bulldog tracked armored personnel carrier is an improved version of the FV430 armored personnel carrier., designed specifically for British units in Iraq. combat weight 13 tonnes. Crew 2 human + landing 10 human. full speed – 72 kmh, power reserve – 590 km (on the highway), fuel supply – 454 liters per 590 km. weaponry – one caliber machine gun 7,62 mm, smoke installation system.