US Secretary of Defense begins visit to Ukraine

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As the RIA News, August 23 begins the visit of Pentagon chief James Mattis to Ukraine, during which, as he indicated earlier, he is going to emphasize Washington’s commitment to a strategic partnership with Kiev.

The working part of the visit's program will begin on August 24, being timed to the Independence Day of Ukraine. It will include talks with President Petro Poroshenko and Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak. Presence at the parade.
The last defense minister to visit Ukraine was Robert Gates, who headed the Pentagon in 2006 - 2011 years. But Mattis met with Poroshenko in the US military when the leader of Ukraine visited Washington.


Washington, 20.06.17


Retired American Colonel Earl Rasmussen, who works as a consultant for companies with interests in the former Soviet Union, believes that Mattis’s visit will be important.

He will probably discuss the situation, the needs of the Ukrainian military, as well as the US position on arms supplies and the Ukrainian military strategy. It's good that Mattis will go there and see the situation on the spot. And it will be interesting what kind of signal or signals he will bring to Kiev, especially regarding the need to end the civil war in the east and support from the US and NATO in the future.
  • AFP / EAST NEWS
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  1. +4
    August 23 2017
    And it will be interesting what signal or signals he will bring to Kiev, especially regarding the need to end the civil war in the east and support from the US and NATO in the future.

    ... "signals" and so it is clear-to fight until the last ukronatsik ... angry
    1. +2
      August 23 2017
      They also sailed to Saakashvili in turn throughout the Pentagon, but not feed the horse ... Our Crimea! And there is nothing more useful in Ukraine! Donbass - Transnistria 2.0 and no one will fix it, except for one country - Russia! Even if the United States transfers the entire White House to Kiev!
      1. +2
        August 23 2017
        sibiralt Today, 06:50 ↑
        The Nazis will arrange a provocation with these UN forces and blame Russia for shelling.

        ... and with what Natsik to give meritos loot embedded in them? that will be until the last ...
        1. +1
          August 23 2017
          US Department of Defense begins visit to Ukraine
          wrong title, it's been there for a long time, controls the colony
      2. +15
        August 23 2017
        No one is even going to return Crimea, Donbass! They use the conflict in the Donbass to escalate the situation and pretext for the introduction of new ...
        They don’t even need the rest of Ukraine. They need one port to create a naval base on the Black Sea, which the states had not had before. As well as a shred of land for the ground forces.
        1. 0
          August 23 2017
          Quote: Logall
          No one is even going to return Crimea, Donbass! They use the conflict in the Donbass to escalate the situation and pretext for the introduction of new ...
          They don’t even need the rest of Ukraine. They need one port to create a naval base on the Black Sea, which the states had not had before. As well as a shred of land for the ground forces.

          For this we need a good reason. It is simply not possible for the United States to simply ram its troops there and deploy them there permanently. They are in NATO countries such as the Baltic states, are on a rotational basis, and here ....... They can only throw weapons and instructors to support the flame of war. The NATO charter does not allow them to accept a country with territorial problems, and therefore they have two options for solving the problem - 1) Return territories by military methods .... 2) Recognize the rebel territories as independent ..... After solving the problem one by one of these options, they can "master" Urkainu in the form of admission to NATO. There is a third option - to change NATO’s charter because of urkaine, which not all block countries will agree to. The first option is fraught with war with Russia, and the second option is not acceptable for them in principle. So for a long time they will not succeed in deploying their troops.
      3. +6
        August 23 2017
        Eugene, hi !
        Quote: Finches
        Our Crimea! And there is nothing more useful in Ukraine! Donbass - Transnistria 2.0 and no one will fix it, except for one country - Russia! Even if the United States transfers the entire White House to Kiev!

        INSPECTION... They want, in the end, to figure out what they’ve done there .... As in that advertisement - "E-mine, what have I done ????"
        1. +2
          August 23 2017
          Alexey hi The Americans are the true ones ... even if they understand, they never clean up after themselves!
          1. +7
            August 23 2017
            Quote: Finches
            The Americans are the true ones ... even if they understand, they never clean up after themselves!

            Here it is! The main principle - do not leave for yourself ..... And America does not know how. They pile a bunch of g ... pile up, and only then they start to think to whom it is all to rake ...
            1. +2
              August 23 2017
              Here it is shitty! Ukrainians are also the same cleaners ... Again, Russian Van will get!
              1. +7
                August 23 2017
                Quote: Finches
                Again, Russian Van will get!

                Cho to us, get used to something - European g ....... pick up .... Chat, not the first time .... Put together a bunch of better times, as in 45-m .... But it will be necessary - and American g .... pick up . Still so years ahead on 100 .....
    2. 0
      August 23 2017
      US junk deliveries are profitable. Petit and his cow will soon be gone, and Krajina’s debt to the US will only grow. Slavery has not been canceled.
  2. +2
    August 23 2017
    Usually, after a visit by American officials, the situation in the Donbass only worsens, and the speeches of Ukrainian politicians become more aggressive and unpredictable. Everything is as it should be - behind the bully-hat there is Caudla, on which this buddy really hopes.
  3. +2
    August 23 2017
    This cowboy, most likely, will inspect the bridgehead to accommodate the UN / NATO “peacekeepers”. Time passes, but shale gas is not produced - they interfere. So they sent the general to inspect the position to place the protection of American business. Ukrainians - a shame! And the Americans are finally stuck in their crimes: for the sake of business, they can do anything with the natives in the colonies.
  4. +1
    August 23 2017
    And rightly so, a good planter - he always watches slaves! Yes
  5. +1
    August 23 2017
    He came to take a tribute from the Svidomo natives ... Yes, --- "..
    To the edge.
    Gіrshe lyaha svі dіti
    Розї rozpinayut. "---- I read with great interest the poem of Taras Shevchenko --- I DEAD, I LIVE, I UNBORN PEOPLE IN UKRAINE and NOT IN UKRAINE MY FRIENDSHIP.
  6. +1
    August 23 2017
    The American mad dog pisses all the dill posts. Laughing out loud! There is Independence Day, but there is no fallout. This is so in vukrainsky.
  7. +5
    August 23 2017
    Mattis - Governor Watch
    Goes around his possessions ...
  8. 0
    August 23 2017
    Hookings! And they continue to pour oil into the fire!
  9. +1
    August 23 2017
    August 23 Pentagon chief James Mattis begins visit to Ukraine

    Ukraine, Kiev, today
  10. +1
    August 23 2017
    and Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak

    Something long ago the media did not report anything about the grand victories of this great commander.
  11. 0
    August 23 2017
    Now Petka will begin to beg again, then give, give it, we are the most miserable, Putin offends us, etc. etc.
  12. 0
    August 23 2017
    Porosenko has already prepared a begging hat.

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