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Ukraine's Poroshenko says will sign defense deals with USA soon

U.S President Donald Trump checks hands with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine in the Oval Office of the White House on June 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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U.S President Donald Trump checks hands with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine in the Oval Office of the White House on June 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said after meetings in Washington that Kiev and the United States would soon sign a number of agreements boosting defense cooperation, news agency Interfax-Ukraine reported on Wednesday.

Poroshenko said U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Vice President Mike Pence had told him that key members of President Donald Trump's administration would visit Kiev in the next two to three months.

"And 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 was quoted as saying at a briefing.