On Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden and Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk held a meeting where they discussed the ongoing reforms in Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk agreements, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the press service of the White House.
“President Obama and Vice President Biden expressed strong support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, stating the intention of the U.S. to maintain sanctions against Russia until the full implementation of its commitments under the Minsk agreements,” the press service reports.
In turn, Yatsenyuk noted that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine highly appreciated personal involvement of Obama and Biden in the support for the Ukrainian people. “The position of both parties in the Congress and Senate of the United States is also very important for us. The entire American nation is united in support of the Ukrainian people, and we are grateful for it,” Yatsenyuk said.
He stressed that Ukraine needed investments, and it would be great, if it were the investments from America. “We have chosen the difficult but correct path – to adopt sometimes painful but right reforms and build a foundation for the prosperous future of Ukraine,” said the Ukrainian Prime Minister.
The White House supported the economic reforms discussed during the first American-Ukrainian Business Forum in Washington, as well as the refusal of the Government to support the “populist measures that could undermine financial stability in Ukraine.”