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U.S. intends to keep pressuring Russia for withdrawal of military in Donbas, - Mattis
13:08, 3 February 2018
U.S. intends to keep pressuring Russia for withdrawal of military in Donbas, - Mattis

Washington is also interested in working on developing Ukraine’s defense abilities

13:08, 3 February 2018

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

The USA intends to continue pressuring the Russian Federation for the withdrawal of military in Donbas, as U.S. Secretary of Defence James Mattis said in a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Stepan Poltorak, according to the press service of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence.

James Mattis said that the U.S. stood side by side with Ukraine and continue pressuring Russia for the withdrawal of military in Donbas, as well as work developing Ukraine’s defense abilities and bringing them to NATO standards. 

He added that the parties discussed pragmatic steps to continue the cooperation.

U.S. Secretary of Defence also reiterated the support for Ukrainians in their fight for sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Related: Ukraine’s Defence Minister discusses supplies of weapons with Pentagon’s Head

Related: 24 hours in Donbas: one soldier killed, three wounded

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