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Ukraine, U.S. sign protocol to continue cooperation between defense ministries

The sides also discussed the current situation in Donbas and the ongoing disengagement of troops
11:15, 8 November 2019

Ukraine, US agree to continue defense cooperation
Ukraine's Defense Ministry

Ukraine and the U.S. have signed a protocol that defines further directions of cooperation between the defense agencies. Ukrainian Minister Andriy Zahorodniuk met with Laura Cooper, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia. Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported that, adding that the meeting took place on November 7.

The sides also discussed the current situation in Donbas and the ongoing disengagement of troops, as well as the security situation in the Black Sea region.

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Zahorodniuk told the American delegation about the prospects of reforms in the area of defense and thanked the counterparts for their support.

Previously, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar said Ukraine would get the first batch of sniper rifles from Canada. “The completion of paperwork on the supply of the sniper rifles is at the final stage. The delay appeared not at the Canadian side but partners who supply the constitutive parts. We expect that the weapon will be in Ukraine in the coming days or weeks,” he stated.

Related: Andriy Zahorodnyuk becomes Defense Minister of Ukraine

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