Authorities in the US and Europe a year earlier refused to grant Ukraine military assistance due to the lack of the country has a capable army, said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in an interview on the TV channel " 1st national ".
"the year before we didn't have friends, a year earlier, no one trusted. I currently can access the situation, when I asked our American and European partners to give us military aid, I was shocked as head, hearing the answer: no. It was during the visit of the American delegation, "said Poroshenko, RIA" Novosti ".
According to the President, European and American partners told him that this decision was taken because of the absence in Ukraine of an efficient army. Along With this, the USA has not hide their support of Kiev. So, on Thursday Deputy Minister of defense Robert Wark said that the Ukrainian army should provide substantial support for the achievement of peace and security in the area. Before that, on Wednesday, the Secretary of Council of national security and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said that Kiev continues to reinforce the army in Eastern Ukraine, despite the fact that on September 1 in the Donbass began a ceasefire. 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.