The governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, bought an armored car for 17.5 million rubles at the expense of the regional budget. He spoke about this during the broadcast on VKontakte.
As the local publication Fonar clarified with reference to the public procurement website, we are talking about a BURAN brand car. An armored car with 10 seats is designed for VIPs. It is produced by the Nizhny Novgorod Aviation Society. The purchase took place on June 22.
According to Gladkov, the armored car is needed for movement in the border areas, which are regularly shelled from the territory of Ukraine. The governor assured that not only he would use the special transport: the car would be allowed to be used by ambulance personnel and employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations traveling to Ukraine as part of humanitarian convoys.
Gladkov added that in addition, the authorities of the region purchased body armor and helmets, as well as 13 camouflage suits for 200 thousand rubles.
BURAN armored vehicles are used by 141 special regiments named after. Akhmat-Khadzhi Kadyrov, and they were repeatedly seen in Mariupol. Earlier, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, proposed placing an air defense system in a tank unit located in the Shali region of the republic. He explained this by the need to protect the southern borders of Russia.