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 US and Ukraine to start joint training program

Ukraine and U.S. discussed the effectiveness of the joint training programs and the American support in equipping Ukrainian customs and border guards.

Censor.NET reports citing Embassy of Ukraine in the United States of America.

Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valerii Chalyi took part in the Valor Memorial Ceremony and paid tribute to the officers from U.S.CBP and its legacy agencies who have died in the line of duty on May 13.

After the ceremony, Ambassador of Ukraine met with the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, U.S. CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske and U.S. CBP Assistant Commissioner for the Office of International Affairs Mark Koumans.

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"The Parties discussed the effectiveness of U.S.-Ukraine joint training programs and the American support in equipping Ukrainian customs and border guards. Counterparts also underscored that this successful operation is a result of U.S.-Ukraine customs and border security cooperation," the statement reads.

The interlocutors highly appreciated the contribution of Ukrainian border guards in the protection of borders and maintenance of peace on the European continent.

Ambassador Chalyi thanked U.S. partners for the U.S. technical assistance to Ukraine in customs and border protection sphere and emphasized the importance of continuing U.S. support of Ukraine in the face of ongoing Russian aggression against our country.

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