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 Pentagon will Send a Team of Military Advisers to Ukraine

U.S. intends to send a team of military advisers to Ukraine to determine the country’s needs for army reforms.

The official representative of the U.S. Defense Department Eileen Lainez told ITAR-TASS.

Washington is also going to provide the army with various military equipment including body armor, night vision devices and communication equipment.

"The leaders of the U.S. Defense Department met with Ukrainian high officials earlier this week," she said. "Ways of strengthening of a long-term military cooperation between two countries to help Ukraine build a highly-efficient military and defense institutions," were discussed at negotiations, said the Pentagon spokesman.

"The leaders agreed that the U.S. Defense Department will soon send a team of advisers to Ukraine in order to assess its medium-and long-term needs in the field of army reforms," she explained.

The opinion of Ukraine will be considered to put the country's own priorities over these needs, assured the Pentagon official. "Such an assessment shall provide the ground for a long term program of measures the U.S. would take to support the Ukrainian armed forces by means of training, special education and assistance," she stated.

Earlier, the U.S. President Barack Obama promised the newly elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to provide military equipment to Ukrainian law enforcement agencies for $5 million during the negotiations in Warsaw.

 
 
 
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