U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and his Ukrainian counterpart Stepan Poltorak have signed the "Concept of development of partnership between the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the Department of Defense of the United States for five years."
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has announced that NATO does not intend to make Russia 'an enemy,' but the Alliance intends to protect its allies and the international order.
President is seeking to relaunch a program of financial aid from the U.S. Department of Defense, which was suspended in February over the instability within Ukraine's government.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter did not rule out the possibility of further special forces deployments to Syria if the initial deployment is successful.
The United States announced on Friday it would overhaul its failed efforts to support moderate Syrian rebels battling Islamic State, saying it would provide arms and equipment to vetted rebel leaders and their units.
Russian Federation needs to stop its aggression in the east of Ukraine and renounce Crimea occupation if it wants to stop its international isolation.
Talks with Russia over Syria conflict will neither take away from the strong U.S. condemnation of Russian actions in Ukraine nor change U.S. sanctions and security support in response to destabilizing actions.
U.S. Secretary of Defense promised to take measures to deter Russia and its president Putin, who was "taking Russia in the wrong direction for his own people" posing threat comparable to the one ISIL constituted.