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Release No: NR-289-14
June 03, 2014

Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Meeting with Ukraine's Acting Minister of Defense Gen. Col. Mykhaylo Koval

Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met today in Brussels with Ukraine's acting Minister of Defense Gen. Col. Mykhaylo Koval.

Secretary Hagel congratulated Minister Koval on the success of recent elections in Ukraine and pledged the continued support of the United States for the Ukrainian people.

The secretary made clear the U.S. government would continue to look for ways to improve the relationship between our two militaries, and he praised Ukrainian security forces for their professionalism in defense of their country.
 

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