OREANDA-NEWS. Former Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov accused the United States of “abandoning” Kiev in 2014.

The web portal glavcom.ua reports that he stated this speaking in American city of Portland. According to Turchynov, in the framework of the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, Ukraine exchanged its nuclear arsenal for a paper, which “costs nothing,” as it turned out later. Washington promised support at the diplomatic level, but when Kiev turned to Western countries for military assistance, at first it did not receive it.

Turchynov recalled that only under US President Donald Trump, military cooperation between Ukraine and the USA was established. He mentioned that it occurred after anti-tank missiles were supplied to Kiev.