Ukraine won’t agree to freeze the present conflict with Russia and expects military/technical aid from the West, president’s adviser Valery Chaly said, speaking on Ukrayina TV, gazeta.ua reports Aug. 22.
“A frozen conflict won’t sit well with us – it can soon lead to a new escalation. We want the issue resolved strategically,” Chaly said.
“We expect the West to help us technically and militarily. We expect to get drones, communications equipment to monitor the border, etc. Of course, we are not expecting NATO soldiers to come to Ukraine,” he said.
Pres Poroshenko is slated to go to Belarus to attend the Aug. 26 meeting of Ukraine-EU-Euasian trio (Moscow, Belarus, Kazakhstan) leaders.