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US to deliver two counterbattery radars to Ukraine - Geoffrey Pyatt
18:44, 13 November 2015
US to deliver two counterbattery radars to Ukraine - Geoffrey Pyatt

The negotiations on effective spending of $ 300 mln for Ukrainian army from US budget had been launched

18:44, 13 November 2015

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This week the U.S. to deliver two counterbattery radars to Ukraine, stated the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, Day.

"We have already provided Humvee armored vehicles and counter artillery radars to Ukraine. And two counter-battery radars will be delivered in Yavoriv this week. We are also going to continue this [support]," assured Geoffrey Pyatt.

The Ambassador also noted that the U.S. Congress approved the draft defense budget to $ 300 mln for the Ukrainian army.

"Therefore, it is a substantial increase, and a big step forward. This bill must go through the relevant procedures to the final decision. But we have already launched negotiations with the Ukrainian partners about how, in their opinion, these additional resources provided by Congress, might be the most effectively used to support the Ukrainian military capabilities to defend its own territory. But in this area, as in others, the number one task - work on the reforms. We see our efforts as part of a larger training efforts to support the reform and transformation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Recalling, the U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden will arrive in Ukraine on December 7. He will meet with President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, as reported by the press service of the White House. In addition, Biden will meet with representatives of the NGOs.

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