The special representative of the US State Department in Ukraine Kurt Volker says that the U.S. Secretary of defense James Mattis during his visit to Ukraine on August 23-24 and brought military equipment for the Armed forces of Ukraine.

“I agree that Ministers of defense do not come with empty hands. The Minister of defence (John.Mattis – if) brought a certain defence equipment for the Ukrainian army”, – said K. Walker in an interview to “Direct”.

The special representative noted that the United States will never recognize the annexation of Crimea, and the restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty must be through security in Ukraine.

“The restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty must be through security in Ukraine, in Kiev, now have to talk about how people should live, which are located in the East of Ukraine, now it is a very dramatic story,” added the special representative of the United States.