The commander of the land forces of the USA in the European Union, Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges in conversation said that the Ukrainian military was better than the American.
According to Hodges, the soldiers of the APU surprised his American colleagues ability to deal with radars." They used them the way we ourselves do, and They were able to apply them more effectively, " said Hodges.
The General also said the Ukrainian crisis and the punishment relative to Russia. According to Hodges, the Western Commonwealth expects a return to cooperation with Russia.
Kiev's main square - Maidan Nezalezhnosti - was occupied by supporters of European integration on November 21, 2013, immediately after the announcement of the government of Mykola Azarov about temporary suspension of the signing of the Treaty on the Union with the EU. Later, the Maidan became the epicenter of the confrontation between the security forces and radicals. The clashes, during which many radicals repeatedly used firearms and " Molotov cocktails ", were dozens of casualties. Against this background, at the end of February 2014 in Ukraine there was a coup.
in April of last year the Ukrainian authorities began in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.