Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov met with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Ukraine and Eurasia Laura Cooper
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov held
a meeting with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Ukraine and Eurasia
During the meeting, the parties discussed topical issues of bilateral
cooperation, in particular in the security and defense sphere, and exchanged
views on the security situation in Europe and the world.
The NSDC Secretary expressed his gratitude to the United States for its
strong and consistent support of our country's independence and territorial
integrity, as well as of its movement towards democratic reform. "US assistance
is critical to protecting Ukraine from Russian aggression", - he said.
The parties also discussed reforms in Ukraine's security and defense
sector. Ms. Cooper emphasized the unfettered support of Ukraine in reforming
this sector by all US government institutions and outlined the main priorities
of the assistance.
She stressed the importance of implementing the provisions of the law on
national security in terms of strengthening civilian control over the Armed
Forces, enhancing the transparency and accountability of the military
procurement process, improving the accountability and transparency of the
The NSDC Secretary asserted that our state is interested in reforming
its defense industry in accordance with the best Western standards. "Our
strategic goal is to ensure that the domestic defense industry can effectively
provide the Armed Forces with the necessary weapons and resources", - he
Mr. Danilov and Ms. Cooper paid particular attention to the issue of the
war in Donbas, in particular, the steps of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to
ensuring a ceasefire and possible ways to achieve a lasting peace. The
Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine stressed that the Ukrainian authorities
continue to work hard to reach effective arrangements for the de-escalation of
the situation in the temporarily occupied territories.
The US Deputy
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Ukraine and Eurasia assured that the United
States is inviolable in its support of Ukraine, its territorial integrity and