The Ukrainian army should provide substantial support for the achievement of peace and security in the region, said Deputy U.S. Secretary of defense Robert Wark.
"In the face of this (Russian) unpredictable behavior, NATO, the European community and the United States are obliged again to respond jointly to maintain peace and security," said Wark, a speech at a Symposium in London, reports RIA " Novosti ". He said active London's position regarding sanctions against Russia." We believe that the main tool in achieving peace and security is through economic means and diplomacy, but the military aspect is also very important, " He said, Recalling the recent NATO exercises in the Baltic." As well as providing significant support to the Ukrainian army, " said Wark. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of August, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began about 7, 9 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand Received damage to health.