Poroshenko informed senators of the situation in the Donbas, stressing that Russian militants continue to attack Ukrainian soldiers and violate the Minsk agreements.
"Ukraine has managed to build a strong army. However, we are fighting with 20th century weapons against 21st century weapons, as Russia is supplying the terrorists in the Donbas with military equipment and using Ukraine as a test range for modern weapons," Poroshenko said.
President Poroshenko also thanked The United States of America for strong support of Ukraine at the difficult time.
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The president has also welcomed the defense budget act passed by the U.S. Senate, saying that it is a demonstration of the U.S. will to support Ukraine not only financially. "This is not only financial and economic assistance but also support of our state security," Poroshenko said.