Britain To Sign Military Cooperation Agreement With Kiev
February 10, 2015
Ukraine and UK to sign defense cooperation memorandum – Kyiv official
Ukraine and the United Kingdom will soon sign a memorandum on mutual understanding and defense cooperation, Ukrainian Defense Minister Col. Gen. Stepan Poltorak has said.
“We are working hard to prepare this document, which will become a logical follow-up to cooperation between our countries,” Poltorak said at a meeting with British Ambassador to Ukraine Simon Smith and Director of International Security Policy at the British Ministry of Defense Nick Herr, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s press service.
The meeting also addressed the situation in the east of Ukraine.
“Cooperation between the Defense Ministries of our two states has always been constructive. I am convinced that it will continue to develop successfully,” he said.
Herr, for his part, noted that Ukraine could count on any possible support from the UK.
February 10, 2015
Great Britain sends humanitarian aid to Ukrainian army
KYIV: Ukrainian army has received humanitarian aid from the UK worth nearly $2 million.
The press service of Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported the news.
“Kevlar helmets, body armor, sleeping bags and group medical aid kits for military vehicles were sent by the British government to Ukraine as its supplies and technical assistance totaling $1,872,921,” the statement said.
According to Acting Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine for European Integration Lieutenant General Leonid Holopatiuk, most of the humanitarian aid has already been shipped to the military, in particular, to the soldiers of 93rd Brigade.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Great Britain to Ukraine Mr. Simon Smith said that Ukraine can count on the continued support and assistance of the British government.
“The UK will deliver 75 thousand tonnes of diesel fuel to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the near future,” informed the press-service.