Irina Chumakova. Providing significant support to the Ukrainian army will contribute to 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.
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.
first U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Payette said that the Ukrainian army for one year has become stronger and more efficient due to the experience acquired in the process of confrontation " blatant threats to international security." The Ambassador spoke at the opening ceremony of the international naval exercises "Sea breeze-2015" in Odessa, which was launched on August 31.
About 400 sailors of the U.S. Navy, destroyer and reconnaissance aircraft participated in an international naval exercise " Sea breeze ". Just a "Sea breeze" Soldiers were involved eleven countries. Except for the USA and Ukraine, this is Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Romania, Sweden, Turkey and the UK. The teachings will be held Until September 12 in the Odessa and Nikolaev areas.
Prior to joining the Crimea to Russia as the main base of the naval forces of Ukraine Sevastopol. Crimea and located on the Crimean Peninsula Sevastopol became the Russian regions in March 2014 after a referendum in which over 90% of residents voted for secession from Ukraine and reunification with Russia.
first Ukrainian authorities, as well As the United States and the European Union has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine's Affairs. Russia denies it and calls such accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.