Ukraine and UK to sign defense cooperation memorandum

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.

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