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National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine

HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine02.09.2015, 14:23

A meeting of NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov with the US delegation headed by Senator Jack Reed took place

During the meeting parties discussed the situation in the East of Ukraine and involvement of Russian military in this. "It is very important not to weaken the pressure on Russia, but pursue it till the full withdrawal of Russian troops from the occupied territory of Donbas and the Crimea", - Oleksandr Turchynov said.

NSDC Secretary added that after Russia has failed to break through our defenses in the East, "they have focused on attempts to undermine the situation in Ukraine from the inside". "Russia provides informational and other kinds of support to radical-minded organizations in order to destabilize the situation in Ukraine", - he said, adding that Ukrainian intelligence services are monitoring the stove-piping to social networks from Russian IP-address, disguised as representatives the radical forces and Ukrainian military, urging for the overthrow of the authorities and.

Moreover, according to Oleksandr Turchynov, despite the difficult situation in the country, reforms are being actively carried out now, "including the ones in defense and security sector".

Also NSDC Secretary thanked the representatives of United States for close cooperation in reforming the force sector of our country: "The only problem which is not solved - the military-technical cooperation and unblocking of shipments of lethal weapons to us".

In his turn, Jack Reed said that he was "much impressed with the efficiency level of Ukrainian military" which he was able to see in the course of joint exercises "Sea Breeze" that took place in Odessa.

"We are interested in continuing of cooperation in order to enable you to defend your way and civilizational choice", - US Senator said.