Ukrainian Armed Forces receive new combat aircraft, helicopters and UAVs

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko provided new and repaired aviation equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Saturday, December 1st,  including Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters, L-39 combat training aircraft, An-77 transport aircraft, Mi-8 helicopters and several drones, reported  the press service of the President.

"Today, Ukrainian pilots have received new and repaired aviation equipment: fighters, training planes, helicopters, drones. I emphasize that all systems, which were used by air defense ground forces and anti-aircraft before the beginning of November, were repaired at the enterprises of Ukroboronprom,” said the President at the transfer ceremony. He also handed military equipment certificates to the soldiers.

The President also stated that air defense units will continue to be strengthened in the future.

Earlier, Poroshenko signed a decree of martial law, which was imposed in 10 regions, lasting from 2:00 p.m. on November 26 to 2:00 p.m. on December 26, in response to Russia's military aggression in the Kerch Strait.

  Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Poroshenko, Ukrainian Armed Forces