In the state Duma reacted to the Pentagon’s plans to strengthen the power of the Ukrainian army

Kazbek Taysaev

Amounts of us military aid to Kiev will be less than during the presidency of Barack Obama. This opinion was expressed by Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party Kazbek Taysayev, a member of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs in an interview with “” on Thursday, February 16.

“I was recently on the front line and saw a huge concentration of military equipment lined up and ready for any orders to go on the offensive. As far as I know, grouping across the front line — more than a hundred thousand. Where else to build, I don’t understand,” said the MP, commenting on the Pentagon’s plans to provide serious support to the Ukrainian armed forces.

Taysaev also urged the Russian government to recognize the current Ukrainian government illegitimate.

“Sitting in Kiev terrorists and with the terrorists to negotiate the impossible, and to recognize the terrorist government impossible. We have the decision of the Moscow court, which declared the Maidan (protests in Central Kiev and other cities of Ukraine in winter 2013-2014 — approx. “Of the”) armed seizure of power”, — he stressed.

Earlier Thursday, Pentagon spokesman Courtney Hillson said that the United States intends to strengthen military capabilities of the Ukrainian army.

In September last year, Ashton Carter, the then head of the Pentagon, and the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak signed a bilateral cooperation agreement aimed at strengthening cooperation in the defense sector.

The armed conflict in the Donbas began in the spring of 2014 after Kiev’s attempts to suppress it by force performances in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions caused by the change of power in the country. At the end of January in the South-East of Ukraine worsened the situation in the area of the contact, frequent clashes between parties to the conflict.