Poroshenko, Tillerson agree to coordinate actions in defense, security
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said that during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday the parties agreed to coordinate actions in the field of defense and security.
"We agreed with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to coordinate actions in the defense and security sphere. I am grateful for the full support of the United States in the UN Security Council and the continuation of the policy of sanctions against the Russian Federation," Poroshenko said on his official Twitter account.
Cooperation between Kyiv and Washington is not limited to the provision of lethal weapons to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, he said later during a press conference following his visit to Davos.
"We are talking not only about the supply for grants, at the expense of our U.S. partners, not only about providing us licenses and permits for purchase, but also about joint production, training and other spheres ... which I cannot elaborate on," he said a press conference after his visit to Davos.
Speaking about the timing of the lethal weapons delivery to Ukraine by the U.S., Poroshenko said that he knew the dates, but he would not disclose them for obvious reasons.
"As soon as it became known that Ukraine received the latest weapons, the behavior of the Russian troops and militants considerably changed ... they are more cautious when approaching the contact line," he said, adding that it is also progress.