Iceland and Lithuania are providing warm clothes for the Ukrainian military
Iceland and Lithuania are providing warm clothing for the servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported 12,000 units of winter uniforms being transferred from Iceland.
These include socks, underpants, merino wool sweaters, hats, winter gloves, shoes, and outerwear.
It’s noted Iceland even organized a nationwide marathon of knitting socks and sweaters for the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Currently, the cargo is being accounted for, distributed, and handed over to the Logistics Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The main part of the shipment will be allocated to two combat brigades, the rest will be transferred to military hospitals, rescuers, and repair brigades.
“The Armed Forces of Ukraine expresses gratitude for the support and warmth of a small country with a big heart,” the statement reads.
Arvydas Anušauskas, Lithuanian Defense Minister, also shared information on the transfer of 19,000 sweaters and 15,000 thermal sets to the Ukrainian servicemen.
“Today, the first batch of warm sweaters and thermal sets made in Lithuania were sent to soldiers of Ukraine. Total of 19,000 thousand sweaters and 15,000 thermal sets will be delivered to Ukraine in the coming weeks,” he wrote.
Today, the first batch of warm sweaters and thermal sets made in 🇱🇹 were sent to soldiers of 🇺🇦. Total of 19,000 thousand sweaters and 15,000 thermal sets will be delivered to Ukraine in the coming weeks. pic.twitter.com/yIukKiEoB0
— Arvydas Anušauskas (@a_anusauskas) December 21, 2022
The Ukrainian military also received winter clothing and uniforms from Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Latvia, Canada, and other partner countries.
The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine is working on creating a reserve of equipment for the military: both personal protective equipment and winter uniform sets.
On December 15, Hanna Maliar, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, reported that work on creating the reserves continues.
She offered the statistics of the total volume of winter jackets that have already been handed over to the army. 87.2% were purchased through Ministry of Defense contracts, 8.3% were assistance from partners, and 4.4% are charitable aid.
As previously reported, as of November 17, 2022, the Ministry of Defense has set up a reserve of personal protective equipment – over 200,000 body armor and more than 100,000 helmets.
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