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MOSCOW, 4 March. /TASS/. Ukraine’s state concern Ukroboronprom has handed over to Ukraine’s National Guard and Defense Ministry a new batch of T-64B (B1) main battle tanks, the National Guard’s press-service has said.
According to the report, "the vehicles are prepared for missions in the zone of the military operation."
The vehicles are said to have undergone routine maintenance and overhaul at a plant in Kharkiv, which is an affiliate of Ukroboronprom. The hulls and turrets have been equipped with dynamic protection, which makes the combat vehicles secure against anti-tank weapons.
In the meantime, the parties to the conflict in Ukraine are implementing a package of measures to implement the Minsk Accords. The document, adopted on February 12 after many hours of overnight talks by the leaders of the Normandy Quartet (Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, French President Francois Hollande, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel) and efforts by the Contact Group for a settlement of the situation in Ukraine, envisages, among other things, a ceasefire in Donbass as of February 15, the pullback of heavy weapons from the disengagement line between Kiev’s forces and the militias, and a number of political measures. The defense ministries and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk militias are through with the removal of their heavy armaments and equipment. Kiev promised it will complete the operation by March 7.