Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak prepare to sign a bilateral framework to enhance the defense capacity of Ukraine’s forces during a U.N. Peacekeeping Ministerial meeting at Lancaster House in London, Sept. 8, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
Reuters: U.S. agrees to help enhance Ukrainian forces, dispatches adviser
The United States and Ukraine on Thursday agreed to cooperate on defense technology and improve Ukraine's forces in a move aimed at boosting Ukrainian defense and enhancing U.S. assistance, the Pentagon said.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter also named naming a senior U.S. adviser to oversee the effort.
Carter and Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak signed the partnership agreement at a meeting in London in which they also discussed the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian government forces confront Russian-backed separatists.
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WNU editor: The adviser that the U.S. is going to send to assist the Ukrainian Defense department will be General John Abizaid (Ret.) .... US appoints Iraq War general & ex-CENTCOM chief as Ukraine senior defense adviser (RT).
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