Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held talks with US Defence Secretary James Mattis at Kiev's presidential administration office, on Thursday, during which they discussed Washington's continued support to Ukraine's defence and security sector.
Poroshenko told the press, «We have discussed all sides of our cooperation with the United States of America including expanding our defence... Еще opportunities as well as cooperation in the sphere of high technology.»
He stressed that this includes the provision of aviation equipment and «military technology and effective arms» to Ukrainian forces, noting «We see our strategic partner US taking a very clear stand and I'm very happy with the progress we've made.»
Earlier today Mattis attended independence day celebrations in central Kiev.
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