17:31 22.09.2017

U.S. ready to support Ukraine through military and technical cooperation

U.S. ready to support Ukraine through military and technical cooperation

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said the U.S. is ready to support Ukraine in the field of military and technical cooperation.

"We've had a very productive discussion... We have a firm commitment from our United States partners, I'm not talking about Javelins since we produce such weapons ourselves, but we are talking about radio warfare equipment to make the actions of my Armed Forces more efficient and save the lives of my forces, and to increase the responsibility for [Russian President Vladimir] Putin if he makes a decision to attack my army's positions," the Ukrainian president said in an interview with the American television channel FoxNews speaking about the U.S. assistance to Ukraine.

Poroshenko also said that Putin's actions are completely unpredictable, as was demonstrated by the annexation of Crimea and destruction of the mechanism of global security.

"Secretary Mattis (U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis), same as President Trump today said they are ready to support Ukraine, including with military and technical cooperation," the Ukrainian leader added.

Poroshenko also again stressed that they discussed not lethal, but only defensive weapons.

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