Ukraine's Poroshenko says will sign defence deals with U.S. soon

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  • Thursday, 22 Jun 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during their meeting at the U.S. State Department in Washington, U.S., June 20, 2017. Mykola Lazarenko/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said after meetings in Washington that Kiev and the United States would soon sign a number of agreements boosting defence 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.

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