"This equipment was provided to the Ukrainian side free of charge under the U.S. Defense Department-funded Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative. The night vision devices have been transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The equipment will be subsequently distributed among the combat units," the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ public relations department said, Censor.NET reports citing Radio Svoboda.
The handover ceremony was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Viktor Muzhenko.