A positive assessment was given to the reforms of the military power of Ukraine, American generals, "pleasantly surprised" by the Ukrainian head Petro Poroshenko, by his own admission.
"Yesterday, I passed soveshenee with the American generals, And generals who represent our state partners And the European Union ", - told Poroshenko on the last working day of the week on the Board of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine.
"I was pleasantly amazed at how many positive responses They found in order to characterize the current state of the reformed military power. They did This after visiting the training grounds ", - quotes the Ukrainian President, RIA " Novosti ". The U.S. military delegation arrived in Ukraine in connection with the joint exercises, which take place on jaworowski polygon in the Lviv region." One of the objectives of my visit was to assess the procedures of teaching. I am very pleased by what we saw. I think they should be in the future. And upon returning to the US give their advice to continue such exercises, " he said Wednesday following a visit to the chief of staff U.S. army General Raymond Odierno Thomas. In addition, from 20 to 31 July on jaworowski polygon will be held multinational military exercise Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident, said Deputy defense Minister of Ukraine on European integration Igor Dolgov." The largest number of military personnel to participate in military exercises of the U.S., " he said. Recall, on Thursday it was announced that the head of Barack Obama to reject was passed by Congress a draft law on defense spending in fiscal year 2016, which predusmatrivaet the possibility of supplying Ukraine weapons. In June, the military budget for the 2016 financial podnabral the required number of votes in the U.S. Senate, the document provides for the transfer of military equipment, small arms, rocket-propelled grenades. According to the text, the head of the Ministry of defense, in coordination with U.S. Secretary of state, can spend 300 million dollars on training, equipment, logistical support and the supply of Ukrainian military And security forces. This is On the assumption that the legislator is obliged to help Kiev to resist "further aggression" And to contribute to the strengthening of military power of the state to protect the sovereignty And territorial integrity of the country. Along with this amendment on supplying Ukraine with lethal weapons included by Congress in the draft law of the military budget. As said, the U.S. assistant Secretary of state on problems of Eurasia And Europe, Victoria Nuland, the US have opportunity to send lethal weapons to Ukraine in the event of a new outbreak of violence in the country. At the same time White house press Secretary Eric Schultz recognized that, in the opinion of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama, Ukraine will only lead to more violence.