Head of the Pentagon Chuck Hagel said this during a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Defense Minister Valerii Heletei, the press service of the Pentagon reports, Censor.NET informs citing LIGABusinessInform.
Heletei informed American counterpart that despite the strengthening of the Ukrainian army the situation in the East of Ukraine continues to deteriorate because of the direct support of the insurgents by Russia.
"Minister Hagel assured him that the U.S. government will continue to consider all such requests on a wide level of interagency cooperation starting with a discussion through the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv," the Pentagon states.
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Earlier, the act number 2277 under the title of the Russian Aggression Prevention Act 2014 was introduced in the U.S. Congress. The document was prepared and is being lobbied by the group of Congressmen requiring the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama to act more decisive against Russian aggression. The bill envisages the set of countermeasures the main of which is the providing of special status of key U.S. ally without NATO membership to Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.