Interesting of combination of players of winning “hearts and minds,” in Crimea:
- 1. Schools in Sevastopol, in need of renovation
- 2.US Navy - NAVFAC
- 3. U.S. European Command's (EUCOM) Humanitarian Assistance Program
The first school renovation " Sevastopol's largest school, number 49", began in February 2010, followed by School number 57 again in 2010. Likewise a dental clinic was renovated in Sevastopol.
Here is the reason for this assistance as described by the :
"The United States attaches great importance to the success of Ukraine's transition to a democratic state with a flourishing market economy, and U.S. policy remains centered on realizing and strengthening a democratic, prosperous, and secure Ukraine more closely integrated into Europe and Euro-Atlantic structures."
The other areas in Ukraine that received assistance was in the Western region.
*NATO member Croatia is also included in the project.