US to assist Ukraine with army modernisation

Kiev, Sep 26 (IANS) A group of American advisors will come to Ukraine in the near future to assist the country with the modernisation of its army, US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has said.

“We believe that Ukraine needs to be able to defend itself, and we will support that,” Xinhua quoted Pyatt as saying Thursday.

The assistance includes programmes to provide Ukraine with counter-mortar radar systems, as well as military advices to the security establishment and technical support on combat medicine training.

Pyatt said that the US is going to continue its support for the peace plan proposed by President Petro Poroshenko and desire of the Ukrainian people to “define their own future”.

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