U.S. intends to allocate $ 19 million for training and equipping the Ukraine National Guard. This was announced on Friday at a regular press briefing Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby.
As he said, these intentions have already notified the U.S. Congress. Notice he sent the Ministry of Defense and the State Department. It is the U.S. intention “to use $ 19 million to train and equip the four companies and one tactical headquarters Ukrainian National Guard,” Pentagon spokesman quoted by ITAR-TASS.
According to Kirby, the purpose of such activities will be building up the capabilities of the security forces of Ukraine in the field of “homeland defense.”Expected that the implementation of this program will start if the legislative branch of the U.S. government a “green light” in 2015, said the spokesman for the U.S. military. According to the stated them, training will have to go to the International Center for Peacemaking and security in Sycamores (Lviv region).Representatives will conduct its ground troops from the European Command, the U.S. Armed Forces and the National Guard State of California, which has a partnership with Ukraine, Kirby added.
Earlier in the day, the press office of the White House on the basis of a phone call the next U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced Washington’s intention to provide the Ukrainian Border Guard Service “new (financial) assistance in the order of $ 8 million.” According to the version of the White House, these funds will be used for the purchase of “engineering equipment for infrastructure improvements along the Ukrainian border trucks and patrol cars, observation equipment to increase visibility” Ukrainian border guards, “small boat designed for maritime patrol and interdiction operations.”