Ukrainian-American conference on problems of management and logistics of the military might of Ukraine (APU) was started in Kiev, has informed on Thursday the Ministry of defence of the country.
"Today, November 5, at the Central house of officers of military power of Ukraine were initiated bilateral Ukrainian-American meeting on problems of defense. The event is held under the leadership of Deputy Minister of defense of Ukraine Yuriy Gusev and the assistant Secretary of defense for international security problems Alice Slatkin ", - stated in the Ministry of defence.
Gusev expressed gratitude to the U.S. for its support of Ukraine." currently there are certain priorities regarding the future of Ukrainian-American cooperation and we hope to introduce them in the near future, " - said Gusev.
according to his statement, Authorized at the meeting of the delegations have plans to focus on the control system of the APU and logistics system. In addition, the parties will discuss the peculiarities of reforming Ukraine's armed forces, implementation of anti-corruption programme, the Ministry of defense of Ukraine and prospects of development of bilateral cooperation in military-technical sphere. Upon completion of the consultations and the discussions are expected to sign a joint Protocol.
The Verkhovna Rada at the beginning of winter last year made changes to 2 of the law, renouncing non-aligned status of the country. Not so long ago adopted the military doctrine provides for the restoration of the course in NATO: Ukraine by 2020 to provide full compatibility of its military power with forces of countries-members of NATO. However, experts believe that Ukraine will not be able to qualify for membership in NATO in the next 20 years.