The U.S. Secretary of defense Chuck Hagel and the Chairman of the defense Ministry of Georgia Mindia of emergency medicine at the meeting on Thursday in Brussels discussed military cooperation, as well as the situation in Ukraine and the pressure on the Russian Federation, " said the U.S. Department of defense.
"The leaders discussed the ongoing Ukraine crisis. They reviewed the efforts of allies and partners in the region, aimed at strengthening our international obligations and diplomatic and economic pressure on Moscow ", - reported in the report of the Pentagon.
Hagel thanked Georgia for U.S. assistance in Afghanistan and in the battle with the " Islamic state in Iraq. The Secretary of defense promised "strong" partnership of Georgia in the field of defense, not giving details.
Moscow has stated many times that completely uninvolved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against disgruntled happened last February by the coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict were more than 5, 3 thousands of civilians. Hand many times attempted to come to a consensus with the mediation of the Russian Federation and the OSCE.
In the autumn of this has led to a continuous reduction of the intensity of the fire, but after the new year holidays the situation again deteriorated. The number of attacks has increased, Mat told that increasing the reserves in all areas where combat operations are being conducted. Militias on its Part promised to push the front line to defend shelling of residential areas of the cities of the Ukrainian security forces. In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation believe that the recent events in the Donbass confirm the most serious concerns about the intention of Kiev by force to resolve the situation in the Donbass.