Poltorak met head of General Staff of Kuwaiti Armed Forces26.08.2016 11:21 345
Ukrainian Defense Minister and Army General Stepan Poltorak has met the Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Kuwait, Lieutenant-General Mohammed al-Khader.
During the meeting the sides discussed prospective areas of Ukrainian-Kuwaiti cooperation in the defense sector, the Ukrainian Government portal reports. Poltorak informed about the situation in Donbas.
"Unlike the enemy, we prefer a peaceful settlement of the problem. Any questions can be solved diplomatically,” Poltorak said, adding that "diplomacy is successful only if there are well-trained and equipped armed forces. Therefore, since the beginning of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine we have launched fundamental changes to the Ukrainian army."
In his turn, the Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Kuwait, Lieutenant-General Mohammed al-Khader,conveyed his personal greetings and those of the Kuwaiti defense minister on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine.
He expressed solidarity with the Ukrainian people, and said that he was impressed by the level of organization and holding of the military parade on August 24 and expressed condolences over the losses suffered by Ukraine in fighting in the east of the country.