Security considerations in the process of special operations in the Donbass, as well as General events on preparation of the Ukrainian military agreed with the chief of staff U.S. army General Ramanda Odierno chief of staff of Ukraine, Colonel-General Viktor muzhenko.
"during the meeting discussed the security in the area of the ATO, the planning of common activities, training of troops, which will be held In the second half of 2015 and throughout 2016, as well as the possibility of providing logistical support to the armed forces of Ukraine ", - Majenko wrote Wednesday on his Facebook page.
His meeting with his American counterpart took place on Tuesday in Kiev, before it is officially announced by the speaker of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Viktoria Kushnir. Before Wednesday, it was announced that the military experts of the USA who carry out the program of training of the national guard of Ukraine, will be composed of a group of 4 Lithuanian instructors. Lithuanian military mission from the composition of the infantry battalion mechanized brigade " Iron wolf ", American - from the 173rd airborne brigade. Their task is the training of individual actions and the actions of the branches. On Tuesday, the U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter said that Ukraine appealed to the United States with a petition to increase the number of American trainers for training Ukrainian soldiers. According to His statement the U.S. are considering options of providing military assistance to Ukraine, but the final decision on the matter until it is not accepted. The U.S. is already providing assistance to Ukraine, supplying non-lethal military goods (machinery and equipment), but the White house opposes the supply of offensive weapons, so As suggested, because it increases the likelihood of bringing to the escalation of the conflict in the Donbass. A project of the U.S. military budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which predusmatrivaet the transfer of military equipment, small arms, grenade launchers, received enough votes in the U.S. Senate. As was stated by the assistant Secretary on issues of Eurasia and Europe, Victoria Nuland, the US have opportunity to send lethal weapons to Ukraine in the event of a new outbreak of violence in the country. At the same time White house press Secretary Eric Schultz recognized that, in the opinion of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama, Ukraine will only lead to more violence. In the Russian capital act very quickly against delivery of American weapons to Ukraine, saying it would pose a danger to the Russian Federation.