Defence of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak held talks with
Delegation of the US Senate led by the United States Senator Rob Portman,
Co-Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus.
General Poltorak spoke about defence
reform and progress achieved.
been reforming our army for about two years. We have ambitious goals and tasks
with regards to implementing and integrating NATO standards, as well as
increasing capabilities”, the Minister said and praised the assistance provided
by the United States to Ukraine and efficiency of advisory consultations. “The best example of our effective work is
adoption in a first reading of the Law of Ukraine On
National Security of Ukraine”.
to the head of defence ministry, this document is
very important, it underpins all key line of reforms.
It contributes to more efficient cooperation with the Alliance.
these years of conflict we have demonstrated the world that we can defend our
country even at the expense of our lives”, Stepan Poltorak underscored, “Ukraine is on the peace side and
knows the ongoing conflict should be resolved politically and diplomatically.
the Minister stressed the necessity to form a strong army.
meeting with Ukrainian soldiers, I saw they are proud, courageous, they are
professionals and they are committed”, Rob Portman said.
also discussed development of cooperation and its prospects.