“Today, we have demonstrated that Ukraine has [the means] to protect
its state. The first special brigade of the National Guard has received
tanks, the most up-to-day BTR-3 and BTR-4 [armored personnel carriers] and the latest Cougar armored vehicles, which are made in Ukraine,”
Poroshenko said at the training base of the National Guard of Ukraine in
Novi Petrivtsi village of Kyiv region on Saturday.
The president noted that the equipment could perform tasks particularly connected with change of military action tactics.
“When liberating heavily armed Dzerzhynsk, our detachments made it
possible to avoid a great number of victims among both peaceful citizens
and servicemen,” he said and added that performance of raiders of
Ukrainian Armed Forces and special operations unit of the National Guard
had stood out.