: UK's Defence Minister plans to visit Ukraine

11:59 Jul. 10, 2016

UK's Defence Minister plans to visit Ukraine

British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon (AP Photo)

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UK's Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon is going to visit Ukraine again to see the results of reforms first-hand.

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Within the framework of the NATO summit, Ukraine's Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak met with his British counterpart. It is reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Defence Ministry.

The parties discussed the issues of reforming the Ukrainian Defence Ministry as well as UK's consultative assistance in implementing reforms and training Ukrainian troops.

UK's Defence Minister invited his Ukrainian counterpart to visit his country. In his turn, Stepan Poltorak invited Michael Fallon to visit Ukraine.

"I have been in Ukraine a year ago. I think it's necessary to go and see the progress with my own eyes," the Ministry's press service quoted UK's Secretary of State for Defence as saying.

On July 9, UK's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond said that the United Kingdom is going to train 4,000 Ukrainian troops until March 2017, according to the Ukrainian Embassy to the UK.

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