Ukraine needs direct US military aid — Poroshenko

Ukraine needs direct US military aid — Poroshenko
# 28 May 2014 22:49 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Ukraine's leading presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko told The Washington Post Ukraine and the US should cooperate in military technical assistance and in advising assistance, APA reports quoting ITAR-TASS

Ukraine needs direct US military aid, leading presidential candidate in the country’s elections told The Washington Post.

“Now we should create a new security treaty exactly like Lend-Lease,” Poroshenko said. “We should cooperate in military technical assistance and in advising assistance. We are ready to fight for independence, and we should build up the armed forces of Ukraine,” he stressed.

With 99.42% of electronic vote protocols counted, billionaire businessman and politician Petro Poroshenko is leading in Sunday’s presidential election in Ukraine with 54.71% of the vote, the Ukrainian Central Election Commission (CEC) reported on Wednesday.

Obama promises full support to Ukraine

On May 27, US President Barack Obama has promised full support to Ukraine in a telephone conversation with Poroshenko.

“President Obama called President-elect Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine today to congratulate him on his victory and offer the full support of the United States as he seeks to unify and move his country forward,” the White House said.

The statement says that “the President (Obama) stressed the importance of quickly implementing the reforms necessary for Ukraine to bring the country together and to develop a sustainable economy, attractive investment climate, and transparent and accountable government that is responsive to the concerns and aspirations of all Ukrainians.”

“The United States will continue assisting Ukraine in these efforts,” the White House noted. Obama and Poroshenko agreed to continue their conversation during the US President’s upcoming trip to Europe.

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