On March 31, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has arrived in the United States with a working visit, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the Presidential press service.
Speaking at the Forum “Ukraine’s Battle for Freedom Continues”, President Poroshenko said that in the times of global weakness, there is a thing that counts more than anything else – leadership. It is a privilege and a heavy burden.
“There are so many reasons not to carry it: indifference, fatigue, self-doubt… And there is only one reason to carry it: you have it in your blood. In these times of doubt, I urge America to be strong and believe in itself – just like people of goodwill worldwide keep believing in America. Don’t let pragmatism make you forget about values, with freedom being at the top of them. Don’t let America become small-minded,” Petro Poroshenko said in the U.S. Congress.
Ukraine highly appreciates cooperation with USA, as stated by the Unkrainian President.
“The American leadership has been very important for progressive reforms in Ukraine. The US support has been critical for successful resistance to the Russian aggression,” Petro Poroshenko noted.
President Poroshenko believes it is high time to boost Ukraine-USA bilateral dialogue, upgrade our strategic alliance and channel our intense cooperation in defense and security into a comprehensive bilateral security agreement.
“Ukraine’s fight is a fight for freedom. And this fight continues,” Petro Poroshenko emphasized urging to provide support for Ukraine.