Ukrainian Defense Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor discussed the state of bilateral military cooperation and prospects for its development at a meeting in Sevastopol on Thursday, the press center of the Ukrainian fleet's command has told Interfax-Ukraine.

Taylor praised the level of cooperation between Ukrainian and U.S. servicemen and expressed confidence that this would continue, bolstering the development of democracy and openness in international relations.

Yekhanurov, in turn, said that Ukraine's cooperation with its U.S. partners had reached its highest level and that it has become both needed and irreplaceable.

The defense minister is visiting Crimea to inspect the current state of Ukrainian army units, assess the level of their combat readiness, and study problems with the social protection of military men and their families.


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