Ukrainian Politics, Incidents

 Poroshenko believes enhance of military cooperation between Ukraine and US is critical


The Ukrainian president had a meeting with U.S. Congress delegation headed by Peter Roskam.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the president.

The president expressed gratitude to the USA for constant support of Ukraine in its struggle for territorial integrity and sovereignty. He noted strategic character of partnership between Ukraine and the United States. At the same time, the president emphasized an important role of the USA in ensuring global security and facilitating peaceful settlement of the situation in Donbas.

The head of state informed American Congressmen on the situation in the Donbas. According to him, the situation remains tense and requires significant efforts in order to prevent further aggression against Ukraine. "Everyday there are attempts to escalate the situation, but courageous actions of Ukrainian military restrain the aggressor," Petro Poroshenko noted.

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The parties emphasized the importance of enhancing cooperation in military and military-technical spheres for the modernization of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and using the Ukrainian potential in aerospace sphere.

"Now, we have a high level of trust between Ukraine and USA. Thus, I consider it critically important to increase our military interaction. We have all preconditions for that," the president said. According to him, such cooperation not only defends freedom and democracy in Europe, but also provides a unique experience of countering "hybrid" war. The Head of State also noted the efforts aimed at reinforcing the Ukrainian army.

In his turn, Congressman Peter Roskam emphasized that USA and their allies are now facing a serious challenge of countering authoritarianism in the world. "That's why providing support for Ukraine is one of the top priorities of the U.S. foreign policy," he said.

The president highlighted an important role of USA in the provision of macro-financial assistance for Ukraine.

The parties discussed progress in the implementation of systemic reforms in Ukraine. The U.S. delegation noted tangible improvements in the quality of governance, openness, democratic character of the political process, reform of the Ukrainian army and law enforcement system.

The head of state outlined his vision of constitutional amendments. According to him, the process of decentralization and provision of financial powers for local self-government is taking place for the first time in the modern history of Ukraine.

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The meeting was also attended by Congresswomen Dina Titus and Lois Capps, Congressmen Tom Rice, David Price and Rob Woodall, as well as Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n342247