Poltorak: US Military Base Not Allowed On Ukrainian Soil

According to Ukrainian News, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said that Ukraine has no plans of allowing a US military base on its territory.

"We are not considering such a possibility. Ukrainian legislation doesn't allow such an occurrence. All we have is a close cooperation that allows us to learn from each other and share experiences," he said.

The Minister explained that the country has high hopes for establishing a Ukrainian-Polish-Lithuanian brigade. Conducting joint exercises as part of this team would, in his opinion, enable Ukraine rapidly increase its standards to match those of NATO.

Recently, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the Ukrainian army should be modernized in accordance with NATO standards.

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