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Britain Expected to Sign 15-Year Defense Deal With Ukraine

Sputnik News

16:18 19.03.2016(updated 16:19 19.03.2016)

The United Kingdom will sign a 15-year defense treaty with Ukraine providing for an increase in the number of joint training missions and British military instructors, Ukraine Presidential Administration spokesman on military operations Andriy Lysenko said Saturday.

KIEV (Sputnik) – On Thursday Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces Penny Mordaunt signed a new defense agreement. According to Mordaunt, the UK agreed to double its assistance to the Ukrainian defense ministry.

In the past year, about 2,000 members of the Ukrainian army has been trained by the UK military instructors. Ukraine also received over $1.4 million worth of equipment from the UK.

"The United Kingdom will sign a 15-year-long defense treaty with Ukraine The agreement provides for an increase in the number of joint training missions, the British military experts, along with enhanced sharing of intelligence data and expertise," Lysenko told a press briefing.


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