KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday took delivery of 10 US armored vehicles, two days after American lawmakers voted to urge President Barack Obama to provide "lethal" aid to Kiev.

Dressed in camouflage, the Ukraine leader thanked Washington for the 10 Humvees, the first of 30 promised by Washington, as they arrived at Kiev's Boryspil International Airport.

In total, the US plans to send 200 regular Humvees, radios, counter-mortar radars and other non-lethal equipment worth $75 million.

The US House of Representatives on Monday voted 348-48 in favor of putting pressure on Obama to ship "lethal defensive weapon systems" to help Kiev forces defend against Russian "aggression".

Obama has so far resisted calls to provide Kiev with weapons and other heavy military equipment, but House Democrat Eliot Engel, the lead sponsor of the resolution, told colleagues it was time to stop treating the Ukraine crisis "as just some faraway conflict."

An Ukrainian serviceman sticks an Ukrainian flag on a Humvee at Kiev airport on March 25, 2015 during a welcoming ceremony of the first US plane delivery of non-lethal aid, including 10 Humvee vehicles. American lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on March 24 to urge President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons to defend itself against Russian
An Ukrainian serviceman sticks an Ukrainian flag on a Humvee at Kiev airport on March 25, 2015 during a welcoming ceremony of the first US plane delivery of non-lethal aid, including 10 Humvee vehicles. American lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on March 24 to urge President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons to defend itself against Russian "aggression." The US House of Representatives approved the resolution in a broadly bipartisan 348-48 vote, heaping further pressure on the Obama administration to end its delays in providing weapons and other heavy military equipment to Kiev forces. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI SUPINSKY

A serviceman sticks a Ukrainian flag on a Humvee at Kiev airport on March 25.

Photo Credit: Seirgei Supinsky/AFP

The United Nations estimates that more than 6,000 people have been killed in fighting between Ukraine forces and pro-Russian separatists in the country's east since April.

Kiev and its allies in the West accuse Russia of arming and spearheading the pro-Kremlin uprising, but Moscow denies the allegation.

A ceasefire signed on February 12 has largely held despite sporadic fighting along the frontline.