Portugal to give EUR 200,000 in aid to Ukraine's Defense Ministry

12:27, 15 June 2016
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The Government of Portugal has approved the provision of EUR 200,000 in assistance to Ukraine, which covers military-technical assistance, medical treatment of soldiers and assistance in troops training, according to Ukraine's Defense Ministry.

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Minister of National Defense of Portugal Mr. Jose Alberto Azeredo Lopes announced the assistance during a meeting with Ukrainian Defense Minister, General Stepan Poltorak in Brussels, the Ukrainian ministry's press service said.

Read alsoMcCain's Defense Act: Ukraine may get $500 mln in U.S. security, lethal aidPoltorak thanked for the assistance and support, and expressed hope that in future, the Ukraine-Portugal cooperation would be developed.

"We should particularly develop defense industry cooperation," Poltorak said.

The Portuguese defense ministry's chief underlined Portugal would support the Ukrainian issue at the NATO Warsaw Summit soon.

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