U.S. to start training Ukrainian Armed Forces in November

11:40, 12 October 2015
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In November, the U.S. will launch a unique multi-million dollar program designed for training Ukrainian armed forces and special units, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said in his address to the nation broadcasted on Sunday evening.

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"During my visit to New York, I agreed with the U.S. leadership on supply of non-lethal weapons to Ukraine ... This week the U.S. Congress approved – not without efforts by the Ukrainian diplomacy - the allocation of significant financial resources in 2016 for military assistance to Ukraine. In November, the U.S. will start the unique multi-million training program of training of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and special units," Poroshenko said.

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