The meeting of the Deputy Head of the Service Ruslan Biloshitsky with the delegation of the Defence Threat Reduction Agency of the US Department of Defense took place in the SES of Ukraine
Published: 18.10.2019, 15:37
On October 18, the meeting of the Deputy Head of the Service Ruslan Biloshitsky with the delegation of the Defence Threat Reduction Agency of the US Department of Defense took place in Kyiv, during which the parties discussed a strategy of support of the operational capabilities and means of responing to the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, which was provided by the Agency for the needs of the SES.
Ruslan Beloshitsky noted that the cooperation with the Defence Threat Reduction Agency lasts more than 4 years and due to the fruitful and professional attitude of specialists to important aspects in the field of radiation, chemical, biological, nuclear protection and humanitarian demining, as well as financial support of the US Government received the most important material and technical assistance that strengthens the potential of the relevant units.
“Radiation, chemical, biological and humanitarian demining equipment, namely: decontamination kits, chemical detection and identification devices, robotic devices and modern mine-clearing kits, received by SES from the United States Government, helps to increase the level of safety of specialists in the relevant sphere as well as civilian population as a result of timely and high-quality response to emergencies and incidents, ”- said the Deputy Head.
He also noted that since the beginning of the implementation of the Project, we have received from US partners property and equipment worth over 125 million UAH, including assistance in the amount of 40 million UAH, which was provided during this year.
In their turn, representatives of the the Defence Threat Reduction Agency focused on long-term security issues, including the concept of support and cost estimates.
Separately, the participants of the working meeting discussed the possibility of a visit by foreign specialists to inspect equipment, in particular search / detection kits, decontamination of mass destruction.
As a result, the Ukrainian side thanked foreign representatives for their practical assistance with radiation, chemical, biological protection and humanitarian demining, and assured that the Service constantly makes every effort to ensure that the Ukrainian population and property are protected.