USA Transfers 2,500 Night Vision Helmet Mounted Monoculars to Ukraine
As an aid to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the United States transferred 2,500 Harris AN/PVS-14 night vision helmet mounted monoculars to Ukraine for U$5.8 million, enough to arm ten battalions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. A ceremony was held in the US embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, where the US side was represented by Marie Yovanovitch, the US ambassador to Ukraine, while the representative of Ukraine was Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
General Muzhenko, in his speech of gratitude to the US, said: “The US is our strategic partner. The US assistance includes counter-battery assets, UAVs, armoured and medical vehicles, as well as advisory support in development and reforms of the Ukrainian army, training and drills.”
The part of US ambassador’s speech quoted on the website of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine is as follows:
“Today another 2,500 Night Vision Devices were transferred to our partners in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. These devices will help Ukrainian soldiers remain vigilant and provide security to the Ukrainian people. This assistance helps Ukraine move toward our shared goal: building a robust, capable, and NATO-interoperable Armed Forces of Ukraine.”