12:23 13.02.2018

Two more American consultants to work with Ukraine's Defense Ministry in 2018

Two more American consultants to work with Ukraine's Defense Ministry in 2018

Two more consultants from the United States will work at Ukraine's Defense Ministry this year, according to U.S. Department of Defense adviser Steven Silverstein.

"We want to send advisors to Ukraine on cyber security and strategic communications. We look closely at Strategic Defense Bulletin to see which sphere is still without advisor. A cyber security advisor is urgently required because of high activity of aggressor. We are now looking for such an advisor. It is great investment in human resources," Silverstein said in an exclusive interview with the Kyiv-based Interfax-Ukraine news agency. He added that a senior strategic advisor had recently arrived in Ukraine to ensure coordination of all aspects of military reform in Ukraine.

"Two weeks age senior strategic advisor came to Ukraine, his mission is to provide coordination of the whole process. He has already met general Petrenko (Deputy Minister of Defense for European integration)," Silverstein said. He declined to answer questions about U.S. arms supplies to Ukraine in order not to supply Ukraine's enemies with "extra information."

"There was face to face meeting with Secretary of Defense James Mattis where was stated that reforms are going on, advisors and U.S. DoD heading into one direction," Silverstein said.

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