The head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said in the US that the Ukrainian side fully compliant with the Minsk agreement, and tried to convince them to continue the punishment against Russia, informs a press-service of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine.
As informs a press-service, yesterday Poltorak was with official visit in the U.S. capital, where he met with U.S. under Secretary of state rose Gottemoeller. During the meeting the sides discussed issues of development of Ukrainian-American relations in the political and military-political spheres.
"Informing about the situation in the East of the country, the head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said that our government fulfills its commitment to implementation of the Minsk agreements. Along with this, Stepan Poltorak drew attention to the need for continued sanctions against Russia ", - is informed in the report.
Gottemoeller said North America will continue to provide political support and practical assistance " to ensure the aggression and restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine ".
As informs a press-service of the defense Ministry, Poltorak Also met with the U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter and said that " the Ukrainian side is interested in a future deepening of cooperation During the bilateral military cooperation with the United States As a main strategic partner ". Poltorak has invited Carter to visit Ukraine.
Also the head of the Ministry met with adviser to Vice U.S. President George Biden on the issues of national security kahlon the Knee and a special adviser to the Vice President of the USA on Europe and Eurasia by Michael carpenter. Poltorak said that the implementation in Ukraine of the basic documents, for example, the military doctrine clearly defines the tasks of preparing military power of Ukraine to membership in NATO and cooperation with the United States and NATO is a necessary component of substantive reforms of the defense sector of the country. Authorized USA stressed that the manual is clearly aimed at further support of Ukraine, for example, in providing assistance in reforming the Agency and the training of soldiers of military power.
The military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas began in April of last year. On February 12, negotiations were consensus about stop fire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, the introduction to the Constitution of Ukraine for change about the decentralization of power and consolidation of special status " of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".