Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands transfer M113 armored vehicles to Ukraine

Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands will transfer tracked armored personnel carriers M113 to Ukraine, defense minister of the three countries said in a joint statement on July 18.

“We reaffirm our continued determination to support Ukraine in response to the ongoing unacceptable Russian aggression,” the statement said.

The Benelux countries will allocate M113 from their own reserves and ensure the vehicles are in good order.

The armored personnel carriers are equipped with remote-controlled weapon systems and mounts for 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine guns. In addition, Ukraine will receive a package of spare parts.

The statement notes that the equipment will be delivered to Ukraine in the coming months.

The M113 APCs, a tracked vehicle renowned for its utility in combat situations and employed by several foreign countries, will be dispatched in the coming months. Notably, these vehicles are outfitted with a remotely operated weapon system and mounts for 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine guns. The package will also include an assortment of essential spare parts.

Designed to transport soldiers effectively across the battlefield, these M113 APCs offer a sustainable solution to the pressing demand of the Ukrainian armed forces for bolstered armored capabilities.

This move marks a major stride in the continued international support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. The initiative not only reinforces the Ukrainian armed forces but also supplements other ongoing aid programs, underlining the steadfast global commitment to supporting Ukraine’s long-term stability.

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