US unveils NATO plan to buy body armor for Ukrainian military women

US unveils NATO plan to buy body armor for Ukrainian military women


NATO has agreed to establish a $7 million fund to purchase body armor and other equipment for women serving in the Ukrainian military, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Tuesday.

“Right now, there are thousands of Ukrainian women who are serving on the front lines, literally — as snipers, as machine gunners, as medevac pilots, commanding tank units and artillery batteries,” Blinken said at the State Department. “But too often, Ukrainian women fighters don’t have the equipment that they need to meet their unique needs, forcing many to buy and even design their own kits.”

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Poland’s President Andrzej Duda meets Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, right, at Belvedere Palace in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, July 8, 2024. Zelensky heads to the NATO

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