Support of the North Atlantic Commonwealth in the reform of the defense sector of Ukraine will be strengthened and developed, said the head of the military partnership of staff of the Supreme Commander of NATO military strength in the European Union major General Todd Petersen.
"We have just increased our support for Ukraine, and this Support will in future be strengthened and developed ", – quotes news Agency the statement of Petersen, at a meeting in Odessa with the commander of naval forces of Ukraine Vice-Admiral Igor Voronchenko.
during the meeting the sides also exchanged views on the security situation in the Black sea region and discussed promising areas of cooperation, and among them the reform of the Ukrainian army. Remember, at a meeting of the Commission NATO * Ukraine July 9 during a Commonwealth summit in the capital of Poland adopted a package of assistance to reforms in Ukraine. It includes already created trust funds on cyber defence, logistics, rehabilitation of wounded soldiers. The Alliance also wants to implement projects on mine clearance and the destruction of improvised bombs, mines and other devices. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called the aid package a unique and " very ambitious document ". According to his statement, He provides financial assistance consolidated in 40 areas mostly in the sectors of security and defense. At the end of September, the ex-Pentagon chief and former CIA Director Leon Panetta said that Ukraine will be able to make the rules for membership in NATO, if we take under observation the border.