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U.S. supports boosting Ukraine's defense capability, - Shanahan

Source : 112 Ukraine

Acting Defense Secretary condemned the Russian aggression against the Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait
08:50, 15 February 2019

Patrick Shanahan, U.S. Acting Defense Secretary
defense.gov

The U.S. highly evaluates Ukraine's achievements in terms of reforms conducted in the defense and security area. The Pentagon urged Kyiv to continue walking this path, stressing its readiness to support Ukraine's efforts to boost the defenses in the view of the Russian aggression

Ukrinform news agency reported that, quoting U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.

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'Minister Shanahan highly evaluated the leading role of Minister Poltorak in conductiong the reforms in Ukraine's defense sector, and marked the necessity of further progress in terms of the key provisions of the Law of Ukraine on the national security for the support of safe and democratic Ukraine', the message said.

The high-rank U.S. official also confirmed his country's commitment to the cause of security in Ukraine and the improvement of Ukraine's defense capabilities.  

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Acting Defense Secretary condemned the Russian aggression against the Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait. He 'confirmed the commitment of the U.S. to save pressure on Russia to see to it that the detained vessels and crew members are returned immediately'.

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