The United States has spent over 266 million dollars in equipment and training since the beginning of 2014 to improve the combat abilities of Ukraine, said the assistant Secretary of defense of the United States on problems of international security of Slotkin Elissa at the closing ceremony of the Ukrainian-American exercises FearlessGuardian - 2015.
"The U.S. spent over 266 million dollars in equipment and training since the beginning of 2014, to improve combat abilities of Ukraine, protection of its borders and territorial integrity ", - reports the words of Slotkin " information Agency ".
"I Want you to know that in the Ministry of defense of the United States are worried about the success of the Ukrainian military. The United States will support Ukraine in its battle against Russian aggression and will continue in the future, " said Slotkin. On Thursday, the Ministry of defence of Ukraine informed that Ukraine and the United States agreed to create a "road map" of the five-year cooperation in defense sphere. On the first day of the week it was declared that the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the near future will look to score more than 25 thousand Votes a petition initiative to hold a referendum on accession to NATO. Eleven October, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Kyiv can accelerate the adoption of the NATO countries decision on the inclusion of Ukraine into the Alliance. On August 25, Ukrainian authorities approved the first five agreements on the enforcement of the military power of the country to the standards of the North Atlantic Commonwealth. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on 23 December last year made changes to 2 of the law of the country, abandoning non-aligned status of the country. However, experts believe that Ukraine will not be able to qualify for membership in NATO in the next 20 years. In addition, on 6 February, the Advisor to the Minister of defence of Ukraine Alexander danyluk has acknowledged that his country is unlikely to be accepted into the Alliance, and therefore should lead their own "Union security" in the post-Soviet space. The day before the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande particularly said that his country remains " would not want to see Ukraine in the ranks of NATO."