Pentagon remains ‘strongly supportive’ to improving Ukraine's armed forces

Thursday, 16 February, 2017 - 10:00

US Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work has met with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the Pentagon. During their talks, they have discussed US security assistance aimed at improving Ukraine’s defense capabilities.

“Work emphasized that the U.S. remains strongly supportive of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and to building the capacity of Ukraine's forces. Additionally, he encouraged Ukraine to remain committed to the implementation of reforms, which will make their defense enterprise more effective and efficient,” as it has been said in a statement.

According to the Pentagon, Pavlo Klimkin has assured that Ukraine commits the implementation of the Minsk peace deal during the meeting with Work.

However, the new US administration has not taken any concrete steps in this regard yet.