On January, 20 Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov held a meeting with Secretary of State for Defense of the United Kingdom Michael Fallon.
During the meeting, the interlocutors discussed the current situation in the east of Ukraine and the efforts of the Russian Federation to increase its influence on the world stage through destabilizing the situation in Ukraine and the Middle East. The parties paid particular attention to the issues of reforming the security and defense sector of Ukraine in accordance with the NATO standards and deepening Ukrainian-British cooperation in the military-technical sphere.
Secretary of State for Defence of the UK Sir Michael Fallon met with the Minister of Defence of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak. Heads of the Defence have agreed to continue a further dialog on bilateral defence cooperation in 2017 and signed the Joint Statement on defence cooperation development.