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War requires weapons: Come Back Alive purchased 1460 machine guns for the army

Розпакований кулемет у коробці на фоні вантажівки з рештою кулеметів

The Come Back Alive Foundation for Competent Assistance to the Army has purchased 1460 foreign-made 7.62mm machine guns for the army. The batch is worth €6,570,000.

The machine guns have already been delivered to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, to the most critical areas of the frontline. They have been delivered to 21 combat brigades — 12 mechanized and motorized infantry brigades, 6 air assault brigades, a tank brigade, a mountain assault brigade and a ranger brigade — as well as 9 reserve units.

“War requires weapons. And we buy it. The 1460 machine guns purchased by the Foundation in a European country are already operating in the forefront,” says Taras Chmut, director of the Come Back Alive initiative. “6.57 million euros, or more than 260 million hryvnias, are thousands of donations entrusted to us by citizens, businesses and organizations. And these systematic donations allow the Foundation to continue to provide the army with the weapons it needs both in defense and offense.”

Last year, the Come Back Alive Foundation became the first charitable organization in the history of Ukraine to receive permission to purchase dual-use and military goods abroad, including lethal weapons. It was the first in Ukraine to purchase a Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle. In the fall, it handed over 11 armored vehicles to the marines defending Mariupol.

In March of this year, the Foundation completed raising UAH 333 million for the “LONG HANDS of TRO” project to provide 31 brigades of the Territorial Defense Forces with reconnaissance and strike systems with 120 mm mortars – 186 of them will be delivered in total.

In addition, “Come Back Alive” and OKKO are raising UAH 400 million for mortars, heavy machine guns and automatic grenade launchers for the Defense Forces.