The UK ready to deepen cooperation with Ukraine in defense sector

Source : 112 Ukraine

British Ambassador Judith Gough met with Ukraine’s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak
16:39, 22 December 2015

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

The United Kingdom is ready to deepen cooperation with Ukraine in the defense and security sector, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry reported December 22.

“Ambassador of the Great Britain to Ukraine Judith Gough assured the Ukrainian side of constant and comprehensive support of the United Kingdom. She showed the readiness of the British side to develop further interstate cooperation in defense sector – particularly, in terms of medical treatment and psychological rehabilitation of the Ukrainain servicemen”, reads the message of the Ministry’s press service.

During the meeting with the UK ambassador, Ukraine’s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak informed the official on the current political and military situation in the country, as well as Ukraine’s position on the enhancement of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Donbas and the involvement of foreign military supervisors of OSCE member countries in the region.  

Poltorak stressed that the Ministry, jointly with foreign military counselors, are now agreeing on the format of military reforms in Ukraine. He said the road map of the reforms’ implementation will be provided to defense ministers of NATO countries at the Alliance’s HQ in February 2016.

The Ukrainian minister thanked the British side for its active work in the frameworks of the multi-national committee on military cooperation and defense reforms.  

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