5 Things to Know About the U.S.-Ukraine Defense Relationship


Ukraine has made significant strides on defense reform, the defense official said. Its 2018 adoption of a national security law provides a legislative framework for aligning its national security architecture with Euro-Atlantic principles, the official said.

DOD supports Ukraine’s efforts to strengthen democratic civilian control of the military, promote command and control reforms, enhance transparency and accountability in acquisition and budgeting, and advance defense industry reforms. These reforms will bolster Ukraine’s ability to defend its territorial integrity in support of a secure, prosperous, democratic and free Ukraine, the defense official said.

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