On Thursday, September 25, Prime Minister of Ukraine
Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with the Ukrainian community in the United States in New
York, where the Head of Government stays on a working visit.
"Ukraine is facing huge challenges, but on the other
hand - opportunities as well," said the Head of Government.
"We have signed an Association and FTA Agreement with
the EU. We are a part of the European family. It will be a difficult way, as
people expect quick and qualitative changes and reforms," he said.
The obstacle on this way is the Russian aggression, said
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, "It is aggression. And it is war, which was unleashed
by Russia against Ukraine. Russia and its president have violated everything they
could – starting from the UN Charter and ending with a number of
"The National Anthem of Ukraine contains the
following lines - "Souls
and bodies we'll lay down, all for our freedom". And we are paying
for our independence an enormous price, but, actually, it is priceless -
Ukrainians have lost their lives in a struggle against Russian aggression. We
are paying for our freedom, liberty and the European choice. And we will gain
the victory in this fight".
Minister expressed gratitude for the support demonstrated by the Ukrainian community in the United
States. He stressed that the Ukrainian Government commends the support of the U.S. administration, personally U.S. President and
Congress of the United States.
believe that we will succeed. We rely on your support, on the inexhaustible energy of the Ukrainian
people - the energy to win, to succeed and to be the best country in the
world," said Arseniy Yatsenyuk