The Secretary of state Michael Pompeo expressed concern about ” Russian aggression”.
THE US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo and the Secretary of defense James Mattis discussed on Friday with his Canadian colleagues-the foreign Minister Christy Freeland and the Minister of national defense Harjit Singh Sajan-the situation in Ukraine and the incident in the Kerch Strait. This was announced by the head of American diplomacy at a joint press conference following the meeting in the “2+2″format.
“We talked about our joint work as NATO members. We discussed our response to the situation in Ukraine, I expressed my concern about the recent Russian aggression in the Sea of Azov, where Ukrainian ships were rammed and where they were fired upon,” Pompeo said.
“We are United within NATO, where we support the transatlantic unity and help the European allies to resist the large – scale hostile influence of Russia, including the recent blatant disrespect of Moscow to international law in the Kerch Strait and actions against the Ukrainian people,” – said in turn, the head of the Pentagon James Mattis. “Canadian and American military experts in Western Ukraine and our battalions in the Baltic region represent our joint efforts to establish stability and deter further provocative actions,” he added.