US counselors start full-time work at Ukraine's Defense Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

Chris Rizzo and Todd Brown will act as advisors in defense reform implementation, Euro-Atlantic integration, and defense management
13:53, 12 January 2022

Two American counselors started working at the Directorate of Policy of Ukraine's Defense Ministry. The press office of the Directorate reported that on January 12.

According to the message, Chris Rizzo and Todd Brown began working full-time on January 11. The authority says they will act as advisors in such areas as defense reform implementation, Euro-Atlantic integration, and defense management.

Earlier, we reported that Wendy Sherman, the US Deputy Secretary of State met with the ambassadors of EU Committee for security and policy to discuss the non-provoked buildup of the Russian military along the border with Ukraine. 

Related: US Congress offers to consider Ukraine 'NATO+ country'

Sherman shared with EU diplomats some details of the US-Russia dialogue about strategic stability that took place in Geneva on January 10. 

The negotiators in Brussels confirmed the unwavering support of the United States and the EU for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Sherman praised the EU Committee for its work to provide guarantees for the continuation of actions against Russia, including sanctions that would cost the country heavily in the event of a further military invasion of Ukraine.

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