Stepan Poltorak: “All joint projects which are launched by the defense departments of Ukraine and Lithuania are successful and are being actively implemented”

2019-04-11 13:10:00 | ID: 48970

On April 11, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak held a meeting with the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania Raimundas Karoblis.

Ministers had discussed the security situation in Ukraine and the world, including threats posed by the Russian Federation, as well as the current issues of Ukrainian-Lithuanian military and military-political cooperation.

Stepan Poltorak briefed members of the Lithuanian delegation on the preliminary results and perspectives of reforms in Ukraine and in the Ministry of Defense.

Stepan Poltorak also emphasized the importance of support to Ukraine on the path of reforms by strategic partners, in particular the Lithuanian Republic.

— Today, Ukraine is in a turbulent zone because Russia does not stop its aggressive aspirations. In these circumstances, we need support of our partners to continue successful sanctions policy against the aggressor state and in the context of collective security, — said the Minister of Defense of Ukraine.

Stepan Poltoral emphasized that the course of Ukraine’s towards NATO membership remains a priority. Particular importance is given to the implementation of the necessary defense reforms in order to implement the principles and standards adopted in NATO member states, but taking into account existing challenges and threats specific to Ukraine.

Stepan Poltorak highly appreciated the decision on the participation of the delegation of the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania in the 12th Kiev Security Forum.

— All joint projects which are launched by defense departments of Ukraine and Lithuania are successful and are actively implemented. I am convinced that we will further develop our dialogue, deepen and improve our bilateral relations, " - emphasized the Minister of Defense of Ukraine.

For his part, the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania Raimundas Karoblis noted that the preparation of the officers and sergeants Corps for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, projects in the field of reforming of the C2 and cyber security, as well as democratic civilian control are among the priority issues of bilateral cooperation.