General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan
Poltorak, Minister of Defence of Ukraine,
held talks with Maj. Gen. David W. Allvin, Director,
Strategy and Policy, Headquarters U.S. European Command.
Mr. Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S.
Ambassador to Ukraine, remarked new conditions for cooperation had been
formed (in terms of long-term cooperation) and stressed the
importance of common vision regarding the bilateral U.S.-Ukrainian Defence
The Defence Minister stressed that the state and MoD top
officials considered the U.S.-Ukrainian defence cooperation as a key
element in the increase of defensive capacity of Ukraine
in the east of Ukraine.
“We have a detailed plan of army reforms,” Stepan Poltorak underlined,
“We are going to implement the best practice of the Allied
nations considering the features of our country.”
The Defence Minister said that all the achievements
of foreign advisors working in the MoD and RAND conclusions would
be used during development of a new structure of the
Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.
He thanked the U.S. partners for assistance and