Ukrainian Defence minister discusses military reform with US General Abizaid
Strategic U.S. Advisor of the high level General (retired) John Abizaid has met with Defense Minister Army General of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak; they have discussed issues of military reform, the main objectives for the future, as well as the work plan of John Abizaid for the nearest future, the press service of the Defense Ministry has said.
"We have set ambitious plans on reforming, identified five strategic goals and formed a road map for the reform course. The hardest job is ahead, but I am convinced, having a great desire and obtained the assistance of our foreign partners, we will succeed," Poltorak said.
Foreign guest said that "the difference between the army which was two years ago and the current Ukrainian army is evident." He also said he is ready "to assist the Defense Ministry of Ukraine in all the initiatives aimed at making a strong and capable army."