Poroshenko and Mattis discussed the issue of countering Russia

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the head of the Pentagon James Mattis discussed the issue of countering the Russian aggression. This was announced at a briefing following the talks, the head of state, said in a statement on Facebook.

He noted that the visit of U.S. Secretary of defense James Mattis is extremely important for Ukraine and for the common struggle for the values of the free world.

“During the negotiations with James Mattis, we considered the question of countering the aggression of Russia against Ukraine. This is a key issue and our common challenge. And most importantly – we coordinated our approaches as to how to proceed to restore the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine”, – said Poroshenko.


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The President thanked the Mattis for the timely visit and a strong willingness to further develop cooperation between Ukraine and the USA.

As stated by U.S. Senator John McCain, the Mattis’s visit to Ukraine opens up the possibility for arms.