Besides the issues of Crimea, President Barack Obama touched on the topic that most residents of Donbas could not come at the parliamentary elections in Ukraine because of intervention of Russia.
"The United States will continue to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as it contributes to peaceful settlement of the conflict in the east of the country and return of Crimea," said Obama.
According to him, the United States will continue to support the Ukrainian people, who want to build more secure, prosperous and democratic future.
President Barack Obama also said that because of Russia, which controls the Donbas militants, many Ukrainians were unable to come to the early parliamentary elections and vote.
"On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the people of Ukraine on holding successful parliamentary elections on October 26. Despite a challenging security environment in certain regions, millions of Ukrainians turned out across the country to cast their ballots in an orderly and peaceful manner," the statement said.
It is to be recalled that the OSCE Mission recognized elections in Ukraine transparent and democratic.