Jeff Rathke, Director of U.S. Department of State Press Office said in Washington, Censor.NET reports.
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"We are committed to using our good offices to urge all sides to speed implementation of the Minsk commitments, including a lasting, verifiable cease-fire and the pullback of heavy weapons under the OSCE monitoring," Rathke said.
He announced that in the context of the forthcoming meeting of Deputy Secretary Blinken in Washington with Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatseniuk. Rathke said that the parties "will discuss U.S. support for Ukraine's ambitious reform agenda as well as against Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine."
He also pointed out that 'the people of the United States stand firmly with the people of Ukraine in their quest for a more democratic, stable, peaceful, and prosperous and independent country."