Avakov: Ukraine will receive the first of four French helicopter by the end of the year

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Ukraine will receive the first four French helicopters Airbus Helicopters until the end of 2018, announced on Tuesday, the Ukrainian Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov.

Earlier, the Ukrainian government and Airbus Helicopters have signed an agreement to supply 55 helicopters for the needs of the state service for emergency situations, national police, national guard and border service. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that the supply of the French helicopter will strengthen the operational capacity of the security sector of the country, and expects that some helicopters will be sent for the armed forces.

«This year the needs of the interior Ministry will receive the first four helicopters from a French company. Three helicopters will work in divisions of the state service for emergency situations — a helicopter equipped with the necessary equipment for aeromedical evacuation, rescue and firefighting purposes. Another helicopter H-225 will go to the aviation division of the National guard of Ukraine», — quotes Avakov, the press service of the MIA of Ukraine in Facebook.

According to him, for maintenance of helicopters Airbus Helicopters will build four hangars. «In Nizhyn (a city in Chernihiv oblast – ed.) will be located the service center of the aviation security system of the interior Ministry. It will be the helicopters for emergency services, border guards, national guard and police. They feature all kinds of equipment, video surveillance systems, possibilities for landing and stuff… We are moving into the world of new technologies», — said Avakov.