"Probably, the United States provides more support to the territorial integrity of Ukraine and its defense than other countries. We have provided $119 million of aid to Ukraine for its defense sector, and Congress has allocated another $75 million of additional support for the defense sector as a part of the European support initiative," Geoffrey Pyatt said.
The ambassador stressed that the US provided only non-lethal aid for Ukraine to develop its defense capability, as army reforms are more important for Ukrainian security than armament support.
Last week, the US announced it will provide a billion loan guarantee to Kiev until July 2015. The US Congress is now considering another billion dollars guarantee, if Kiev follows reform plans.