Yuriy Allerov, the Commander of the National Guard, met with Kurt Volker, the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine, within the official visit of Ukraine’s delegation to Washington, as the press office of the National Guard reports.
The parties have discussed the situation on the east of Ukraine, the role of the National Guard in the Joint Forces Operation and its cooperation with the Armed Forces. Allerov and Volker have also talked about the practice of the integration of the volunteer battalions to the National Guard.
“Another topic of the discussion was the development of the cooperation between Ukraine’s and California’s National Guards,” the message says.
The armed conflict in Donetsk and Luhansk regions between Ukrainian and Russian armies started in 2014. Since then the governmental forces conducted an anti-terrorist operation in Donbas. On April 30, 2014, the Anti-terrorist operation was officially over. It was replaced with the Joint Forces Operation.