The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that North America and Europe first refused to provide military assistance because of the absence in Ukraine of an efficient army.
"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 on Thursday in an interview on the TV channel that was recorded last Saturday.
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.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military action 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 7, 8 thousand people. The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, at the meetings of the contact group in Minsk with the mediation of Russia and the OSCE.