Klimkin: Ukraine, U.S. discuss cooperation in arms supplies (Video)

23:58, 16 November 2018
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The U.S. Administration decided late in 2017 to sell Ukraine Javelin systems / Photo from rnbo.gov.ua

Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin has announced that a meeting of the Ukraine-U.S. Strategic Partnership Commission in Washington, D.C., on November 16 addressed confidential issues related to cooperation in the field of arms supplies.

"Of course, there are very confidential things that I will not talk about here as they concern our security cooperation, they concern military cooperation, cooperation in the sphere of arms supplies," Klimkin told VOA's Chas.Time TV program.

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As UNIAN reported, representatives of Ukraine and the United States met in Washington, D.C., on November 16 to discuss further military and technical cooperation, interaction in defense reform and measures to step up joint efforts in the fight against cyber threats.

UNIAN memo. At the end of 2017, the Donald Trump Administration decided to sell Ukraine lethal weapons, in particular Javelin anti-tank missile systems. On March 2, 2018, the U.S. Department of State gave the green light to the sale of 210 Javelin anti-tank missiles and 37 launchers for them to Ukraine. The deal is estimated at about $47 million.

On February 17, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine would also receive other types of weapons as part of military and technical cooperation with the United States.

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