During the meeting, the sides discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine, as well as involvement of Russian troops in the conflict, Censor.NET reports citing the NSDC press service.
"It is important not to ease the pressure on the Russian Federation, and to continue it until its complete withdrawal from the occupied territory of the Donbas and Crimea," Turchynov said.
The NSDC secretary stated that after Russia had failed to break through Ukraine's defense lines in the East, "they focused on attempts to blow up the situation in Ukraine from the inside." "Russia provides both informational and other support to various radical organizations to destabilize the situation in Ukraine," he said, adding that the Ukrainian security services monitor social media in terms of information coming from Russian IP-addresses, disguised as representatives of radical forces and Ukrainian military calling to overthrow the government.
According to Oleksandr Turchynov, despite hard times faced by the country, reforms are in full swing now, "including security and defense sector."
The NSDC Secretary also thanked the United States for close cooperation in reforming Ukraine's defense and security: "The only problem is not solved - military-technical cooperation and lifting ban from lethal weapons supplies to Ukraine."
In his turn, Jack Reed said that he was impressed by qualification of Ukrainian military, which he could witness during the maritime exercise Sea Breeze-2015 underway in Odesa.
He claims that the United States are interested in further cooperation with Ukraine in order to help it defend its way and civilizational choice.