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Ukraine's Defense Ministry discusses reforms with NATO strategic advisers

Poltorak and Khomchak reported on the results of the defense reform and outlined further plans for the transformation of the Armed Forces to achieve compatibility with NATO
12:32, 20 August 2019
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Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, together with Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
General Staff, Lieutenant General Ruslan Khomchak, discussed the country's defense sector reforms with high-level strategic advisers from NATO member states. This was reported by the press service of the department.

"During the meeting, the parties discussed the achievements of the defense reform in Ukraine and the need for further development and reform of the defense department and the Armed Forces in order to achieve compatibility with NATO," the statement said.

Poltorak focused on the need for further development of the security and defense sector, as well as the correct assessment of existing threats and the country's own capabilities.
 
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The Minister of Defense thanked NATO strategic advisers for their cooperation in reforming the defense department, as well as for supporting Ukraine in difficult times.

On August 2, it was reported that against the backdrop of the termination of the INF Treaty between the U.S. and Russia (Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine announced its intention to intensify dialogue with NATO to discuss possible ways to strengthen the defense capability of the entire eastern flank of the Alliance.
 
 
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