The City of Binghamton Police have announced a donation of equipment to help civilians in Ukraine get those in harm's way to safety. 

In a posting on social media, the Police Department announced the donation of over 140 bullet-proof vests and other body armor to civilian volunteers. 

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City Police say New York State Police Captain Mikhail Wolchestsky immigrated to the United States from Ukraine when he was a teenager.  The Captain has contacted local law enforcement agencies to request used body armor and helmets to be sent overseas. 

According to the post, Capt. Wolchetsky is coordinating the effort with a church in the Rochester-area that has been sending donated body armor to an unarmed volunteer group that is trying to get civilians out of the frontline areas of the war but has not been given safety gear by the military. 

The gear being donated by the Binghamton Police is expired and cannot be reissued to officers. 

The City of Binghamton Police have announced a donation of equipment to help civilians in Ukraine get those in harms way to safety. 

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