The Deputy Director of the Missile Defense Agency said Monday that the U.S. has held several meetings with Ukrainian officials.
"We are exploring how we can continue to work with them," said Brigadier General Patrick O'Reilly. "They are a very adept country with a tremendous background in missile technology."
Washington announced earlier this month that it wants to build a missile defense system in Eastern Europe, basing a radar system in the Czech Republic and a missile interceptor site in Poland.
Russia has harshly criticized U.S. plans to build missile defense sites in central Europe, shrugging off U.S. assurances that the installations would be meant to deal with a potential threat from Iran and calling them an effort to strengthen America's military might in the region.
Source: International Herald Tribune