Kurt Volker, Special Representative of the US Department of State for Ukraine, said that US Secretary of Defense James Mattis brought military equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine during his visit to Ukraine on August 23-24.
“I agree that ministers of defense don’t arrive empty handed. The defense minister (J. Mattis) brought certain defensive equipment for the Ukrainian army,” Volker said in an interview for the TV channel Pryama.
The special representative commented that the US will never recognize the annexation of Crimea, and that the restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty must take place through the security systems in Ukraine.
“The restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty must take place through the security systems in Ukraine, in Kyiv they must now talk about how the people in Eastern Ukraine are supposed to live, right now this is a very dramatic story,” the US special representative added.