Ukraine's Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak / Photo from UNIAN

During the talks, Mr Izoriya said Georgia wants “to continue our close relationship, and we have to remember that our people maintain friendship for thousands of years. We are interested in strategic partnership with the Ukrainian military.”

“We are always with you, we condemn the aggression of Russia against Ukraine, and will never recognize the annexation of Crimea,” the Georgian defense minister said.

Read alsoUkraine and NATO: New window of opportunityStepan Poltorak also met with Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, who reaffirmed his country’s support for Ukraine.

“All Georgian people support and root for of Ukraine,” said the Georgian leader.

Stepan Poltorak informed the president of Georgia on the situation in eastern Ukraine and on the progress of reforms in the Ukrainian defense ministry, adding that Ukraine will use Georgia’s valuable experience in the process of formation of the country’s military education system.