Since the beginning of the full-scale war within the framework of Rinat Akhmetov’s “Steel Front” military initiative, units of the National Guard of Ukraine have received more than 7200 bulletproof vests and 1400 protective helmets from Metinvest.
In the conditions of a full-scale war, Metinvest continues to strengthen the defense capabilities of the Ukrainian army. Assistance is provided to various military structures – the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Forces of the Territorial Defence, the National Guard, the National Police, the Main Directorate of Intelligence and other military units.
On December 9, 2022, the next batch of defensive equipment from the Metinvest Group was received by the soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine defending the Zaporizhzhia region. The defenders received 3000 bulletproof vests of IV+ protection level and 250 Kevlar helmets. The modern military equipment will protect the life of the military at the frontline and help perform tactic missions more effectively. In general, since the beginning of the full-scale war, units of the National Guard of Ukraine have already received more than 7200 bulletproof vests and 1400 protective helmets from Metinvest.
It should be noted that during the full-scale war, Metinvest supports Ukraine and directed more than UAH 1.4 billion to support the army and the military. Ukrainian defenders are protected by 150 000 body armour provided by Metinvest, as well as about 23 000 helmets. Most of the gear is made from certified special steel produced by Metinvest, the rest is purchased abroad. In general, the company allocated UAH 2.1 billion to support the army, civilians and its employees.