17:16 Apr. 23, 2016
Idea was announced earlier this week by Ukraine's President Poroshenko
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko has said the idea to set up a joint army brigade with Bulgarian and Romanian forces was "very timely and right."
In an interview with the Bulgarian National Radio, he has called Bulgaria "a reliable partner."
"Bulgaria has already gone down the road of reform where Ukraine is going now, including a military reform. This is why your experience will be very useful," Rozenko has added.
Admitting the ongoing tensions in eastern Ukraine are affecting the overall economic performance of the country, he asserted that a successful implementation of reform would show everyone that "the European choice was the right strategic course."