On Wednesday, July 22, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk held a
meeting with the Commander of U.S. European
Command, General Philip Breedlove, who is visiting Ukraine.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted that Philip Breedlove is a big friend of the
Ukrainian people: "And the American people support the Ukrainian
"We really appreciate your support and desire to make the Armed Forces
and the National Guard of Ukraine more powerful, strong and compliant with
highest military standards," stressed the Head of Government.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized that "Russia poses a threat both for
Ukraine and for the entire free world, the entire world order, security and
"To achieve our common goals, we need to stay united, to do
everything possible to force Russia to pay the price, and to prevent anyone in
the world crossing the "red line" and violating international laws,"
accentuated the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
Moreover, the parties discussed the process of joint Ukrainian-American
military exercise within Fearless Guardian-2015 mission. Philip Breedlove noted
that the following day he would visit the International Peacekeeping and Security
Centre of the Western Operative Command of the Armed Forces in Yavoriv, where the military exercise takes place.
The core topic for discussion was practical measures of cooperation
between Ukraine and its partners in the framework of the joint Coordinating
Committee for military cooperation and military reforms designed to strengthen
the defense potential of our country, to upgrade the National
Armed Forces, to ensure their interoperability and compliance with NATO