Poltorak discusses with U.S. congressmen defensive lethal aid to Ukraine

14:20, 13 April 2017
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Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has discussed with the members of the Committee on Armed Forces of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress the issue of the possibility of the U.S. granting Ukraine defensive weapons.

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According to him, the United States of America is interested in Ukraine's successes and effective reforms.

"During today's meeting, representatives of the U.S. Congress who are members of the Armed Forces Committee confirmed their clear position on supporting Ukraine in our struggle for territorial integrity, and expressed admiration for the courage of the Ukrainian military who fight with the enemy," the minister wrote on Facebook.

Read alsoPoltorak sees cyber security as priority of Ukraine-Canada cooperationHe noted that during the meeting with the congressmen, he discussed the current situation in the east of Ukraine, the course of the military reform, and the issues of the possibility of the U.S. providing Ukraine with defensive weapons.

"I am grateful to the Government of the United States and the whole nation for their consistent support," Poltorak added.

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