The head of the Ministry of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak on Thursday started a working visit to the U.S., where the wish to meet with his American counterpart, Ashton Carter, informs the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of defence.
"Twenty-4 September, began a working visit of the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak in the United States. During the visit the head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine will meet with his counterpart - Minister of defense, Deputy Secretary of state, and will also participate in the forum " the Ongoing struggle of Ukraine for freedom ", - reported in the report of the defence Department.
in addition, Poltorak will visit military medical center U.S. army reed's behalf, where the treatment and rehabilitation of Ukrainian Soldiers, wounded during the special operation in Donbass.
According to Vice speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Andrei Parubiy, who these days resides in the U.S. capital, Kiev expects that after the presidential elections, the U.S. policy on Ukraine will be more decisive, and among them in the provision of weapons.
The U.S. provides military assistance to Ukraine, but officially only in the form of uniforms and equipment, and not " lethal weapons ". Secretary of Council of national security and defence (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov at the meeting with the U.S. delegation led by Senator Jack reed in early autumn was stated that the issue of supply of lethal weapons Ukraine until now not resolved.
however, on Tuesday the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said that Ukraine needs lethal weapons and in armaments for defense. First Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine had not asked NATO for the provision of offensive weapons, but needs military.