Ukraine is willing to develop new forms of partnership with the US in the field of security - President2020-01-31 14:15:00 | ID: 55458
Systemic support for Ukraine enjoys broad bipartisan consensus in the US Congress, as stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy after talks with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
"This is evidenced, in particular, by the volume of assistance programs for 2020, which is nearly USD 700 million," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The Head of State noted that US assistance in the amount of USD 365 million for security would significantly enhance Ukraine's defense capability.
"We appreciate your support in reforming the Armed Forces of Ukraine, supplying weapons and equipment, conducting military exercises for Ukrainian units," the President stressed.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that Ukraine was willing to consider the opportunity of purchasing weaponry to strengthen the naval and air defense forces.
"Ukraine is willing to develop new forms of partnership with the US in the field of security," the President said.
The Head of State noted that Ukraine carried out active cooperation with US partners to successfully reform the defense industry as well.
"I am sure it will give a boost to mutually beneficial cooperation with top US defense companies," Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized.