Washington, April 11 (QNA) – US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
discussed developments in the Crimea region with Ukraine’s Acting
Minister of Defense Mykhaylo Koval, the US Department of Defense said
Assistant Press Secretary Carl Woog said in a statement today that
Hagel commended Koval for his leadership of the Armed Forces during
“this critical time” for Ukraine. He also thanked him for hosting
recent bilateral defense consultations in Kyiv.
The two ministers discussed the situation in Crimea, as well as
Russia’s military activities along Ukraine’s borders.
The statement added that Hagel stressed to Koval the United States’
commitment to supporting Ukraine in the future. (QNA)


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