More military aid from Washington to Kiev

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has appointed a retired U.S. Army general as a special adviser to Ukraine’s defense minister. The Pentagon says John Abizaid will advise defense chief Stepan Poltorak as Ukraine tries to strengthen democratic civilian control of its military, take on corruption and put in place other reforms. (Military)

According to the Pentagon, the U.S. has provided more than $600 million in security assistance to Ukraine since 2014. (Wall Street Journal)