Ukrainian-American consultations on anti-missile system deployment continue

12:18, 14 March 2007
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A Pentagon delegation explains advantages

The Ukrainian-American consultations take place in the Defense Ministry of Ukraine today, on 14 March, within frameworks of the visit of a Pentagon delegation in Ukraine to discuss a controversial anti-missile system planned for deployment in neighboring

Poland and the Czech Republic.

According to the press-service of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine, the Ukrainian side in the consultations is represented by Defense Minister Anatoliy Hrytsneko, top deputy Defense Minister Leonid Poliakov, General Headquarters chief, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Kyrychenko, chief of the Ukrainian Presidential Secretariat security and defense policy department Mykhaylo Yursa, President’s advisor Volodymyr Horbulin, deputy Foreign Minister Andriy Veselovskiy, chief of NSDC military security department Serhiy Khymchenko, director general of the National Space Agency of Ukraine Yuri alekseyev and other officials.

The American delegation is headed by Lieutenant General Henry Obering, head of the missile defense agency.

The sides will discuss aspects of the US missile defence programme including proposed missile defence bases in Poland and the Czech Republic.

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