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U.S. provides Ukraine with package of aid to document crimes by Russia

U.S. provides Ukraine with package of aid to document crimes by Russia The U.S. has provided a package of assistance to Ukraine for documenting crimes by Russia (photo:

The U.S. has delivered a new package of technical assistance to Ukraine's investigative units. It includes 66 vehicles, 250 drones, 9 3D ground laser scanning systems with software, and DNA laboratories, according to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

At the ceremony for the transfer of the aid package, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Ihor Klymenko, and the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink, were present. It is noted that since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. has provided more than $287 million in assistance to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The minister stated that the use of the equipment provided will allow for the qualitative and rapid documentation of all crimes committed by Russia. For example, the ANDE 6C rapid human DNA profiling laboratories can establish a DNA profile in an hour and a half.

"Police officers have undergone appropriate training to prepare forensic specialists to work with such rapid DNA profiling laboratories. There are already successful cases of identifying individuals who were killed as a result of Russian missile strikes on our cities," Klymenko said.

It is noted that the donated technical assistance will be sent primarily to the front-line regions that are under enemy fire every day.

On February 14, the U.S. delivered a new batch of vehicles and special equipment to Ukraine for demining the liberated regions of the country.

Also, on February 7, the European Union handed over the DOK-ING MV-10 demining system to Ukraine. It was received by the State Special Transport Service of Ukraine. The new complex is part of the EU's 25 million euro humanitarian demining support package for Ukraine announced at the EU-Ukraine summit in February 2023.