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A meeting of the Deputy Head of the Service Ruslan Biloshytskyi with the representatives of the US Defense Ministry's Threat Reduction Agency took place in the SES

Published: 17.04.2019, 11:56

On April 17, in the SES took place meeting of the Deputy Head of the Service Ruslan Biloshytskyi with the representatives of the United States Defense Ministry's Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

During the meeting, the sides discussed the construction of storage facilities for equipment and equipment in the territory of the Mobile Rescue Center of the SES of Ukraine. For this purpose, the American party was invited by representatives of the contractor, in particular engineers.

Ruslan Biloshitsky congratulated foreign guests and noted that SES highly appreciates cooperation with the Agency.

"Our cooperation has been going on for more than 4 years and thanks to the fruitful and professional attitude of experts to important aspects in the field of radiation, chemical, biological and nuclear (CBRN) protection, humanitarian demining, as well as financial support of the US Government, the SES has received a critical logistical Assistance that strengthens the potential of our RCB and pyrotechnic units, "he said.

The Deputy Head of the Service also recalled that the equipment for humanitarian demining and reacting to CBRN threats, namely: decontamination kits, detection and identification devices, robotic equipment and modern mine-clearing kits, obtained by the SES, contribute to the enhancement of the security of professionals in the relevant field , as well as civilian population as a result of timely and quality response to emergencies.

"Since the beginning of the Project, our US partners have received the property and equipment worth more than 121 million UAH, including assistance in the amount of 36 million UAH received during the first quarter of this year. Modernization of units with modern equipment and munition allows us to confidently look into the future and implement state policy in the field of civil protection, "he emphasized.

In turn, Chief of the Threat Reduction Department of the United States Embassy in Ukraine, Joanna Wintrol, introduced Davide Kara to the meeting, who became the new head of the DTRA Project in Ukraine.

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