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Azov Brigade commander thanks US for authorising use of US-supplied weapons – video

Saturday, 15 June 2024, 15:12
Azov Brigade commander thanks US for authorising use of US-supplied weapons – video
Colonel Denys Prokopenko and his brothers in arms. Photo: Azov

Colonel Denys Prokopenko, Commander of the Azov Brigade belonging to Ukraine's National Guard, has expressed gratitude to the administration of US President Joe Biden for lifting the ban on arms supplies to the brigade.

Source: Prokopenko in a video address

Quote from Prokopenko: "I would like to congratulate all the soldiers of the 12th Special Forces Brigade Azov and the entire civilised world on the victory over Russian propaganda.

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In Azov, we know that no matter how difficult [the] situation may seem, there is always a solution. The only question is the efforts we are ready to put in to overcome it, the coherence of [the] work and the professionalism of the team.

These are the qualities that Azov servicemen demonstrate on the front line every day. They have also proved to be key in our unit's systematic work to unblock the transfer of weapons and training from the United States to Azov. The Russian propaganda-induced ban, that had been in place since 2017, has been overcome.

I thank the United States of America for their attentive review of this issue and the right decision, which will qualitatively strengthen our unit and, with it, the entire defence and security forces of Ukraine."

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Read also a column by Denys Prokopenko: Why does Azov still not receive Western weapons?

Details: Prokopenko further expressed his gratitude to the command of Ukraine's Interior Ministry, National Guard, and Ukrainian Embassy in the United States and to everyone who supported Azov.

Quote from Prokopenko: "You are all true friends of Azov, our reliable support. Azov will never forget [what] you did for us in these difficult times.

We will justify the responsibility entrusted to us, and with our discipline, resilience and bravery in battle, we will prove the effectiveness of this decision.

The colossal combat experience that all soldiers, sergeants and officers of Azov possess, combined with modern American weaponry, will become a deadly force for the enemy of Ukraine."

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