Vice President of the United States John Biden in his letter to the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Ukraine Hanna Hopko informs that “United States committed $2 bln in loan guarantees to Ukraine and over $500 mln in Assistance, which includes training programs in Yavoriv”. The text of the letter was published by Hopko on her Facebook page.
He also stressed that Russia as an aggressor in the Donbas conflict, must implement the Minsk obligations. “For this reason, the United States will keep its sanctions on Russia in place until the Minsk agreements are fully implemented, and we will press our European partners to do the same, - as stated in the letter. – Our sanctions on Russia for its actions in Crimea will stay in place until Russia ends its occupation of Ukraine’s sovereign territory”.
As was reported June 20, a massive U.S.-led military training Saber Guardian or Rapid Trident-2015 started in Yavoriv, Lviv region.