U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry said the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, that training the Ukrainian national guard U.S. military "fully transparent," said the state Department.
"Secretary of state Kerry reiterated that the U.S. branches of the Ukrainian National guard is fully transparent, are defensive in nature and are conducted at the invitation of the Ukrainian government ", - said in the report, RIA " Novosti ".
"the Secretary of state agreed on Ukraine with the Minister of foreign Affairs Lavrov, urging the Russian Federation to exert pressure on the separatists to respect the ceasefire, provided full access of OSCE observers and received the OSCE experts to conduct a survey Before the election, provide the Minsk agreement ", - is informed in the report." They agreed that working groups within the framework of the trilateral contact group must start the meeting immediately, " added the state Department." Secretary of state insisted that Russia was in compliance with all its Minsk obligations, and among them withdrawing Russian forces from Eastern Ukraine, where They continue to provide heavy weapons and training the separatists, and to direct command points and bases missiles surface-to-air ", - told in Department. Lavrov and Kerry also discussed the meeting of the Arctic Council, the oversight of the proliferation of weapons, Iran, Yemen and Syria, stated in the state Department. At the same time, authorized the Pentagon Eileen Lanes said that the accusations of the Russian capital in sending the U.S. military into Eastern Ukraine are " ridiculous attempt to deflect attention from themselves "." Russia continues to provide weapons, training opportunities and team support to separatists in Eastern Ukraine in a clear violation of the Minsk commitments capital of Russia and of Ukraine's sovereignty, " said Lanes. In her expressions, the Ministry of defense did not hide the presence of "several hundred" of its military arrived on the teachings to the West of Ukraine. Before Thursday the official representative of the Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov said that the us military trained the Ukrainian security forces in the Lvov area, specifically in the area of hostilities in the Donbass. Before that, the authorized state Department Marie Harf on Thursday said that Ukraine as if observed ogromneishee since August, the concentration of air defense of Russia. Russia fundamentally rejects accusations of interfering in Ukraine's internal conflict and the supply of weapons to militias. April 17, Friday, the US Ambassador in Kiev Jeffrey Payette said that about 300 paratroopers of the 173rd brigade USA came to Ukraine to study Ukrainian military.