Ohio provides tanks and protective equipment to Ukraine

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced the state will provide aid to Ukrainian forces amid the Russian invasion.

The Ohio National Guard will provide an undisclosed quantity of M-113 armored personnel carriers following a request from the US Department of Defense, DeWine said in a press release Wednesday.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety also collected surplus or expired personal protective equipment to donate to members of the Civil Defense. The stock consists of approximately 75 ballistic and riot helmets and 840 pieces of body armor, including vests and plates.

“As we continue to learn more about Russian war crimes in Ukraine, those of us in Ohio stand ready to help the Ukrainian people in any way we can,” DeWine said. “Ohio has a strong Ukrainian community, and we are behind them and their families overseas.”

Law enforcement agencies who still wish to donate should contact their local Ohio State Highway Patrol station.

The Ukraine Aid Fund, a non-profit organization in Parma, is organizing the delivery of the equipment.

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