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Ukraine’s President Says Defense Deals With U.S. To Be Signed Soon

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks at a press conference in Washington on June 21.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that representatives from U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration have agreed to visit Kyiv "in the near future" and will sign "very important" defense agreements.

Speaking after talks at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on June 21, Poroshenko said U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Vice President Mike Pence told him that the visit to Kyiv by key members of the Trump administration would take place during the next two to three months.

"Very important agreements will be signed, including agreements on defense cooperation, including an agreement on defense procurement, and an agreement on military-technical cooperation," Poroshenko said.

Based on reporting by Reuters, Interfax-Ukraine, and Interfax