"We have to retain the unity of the free world – the unity among the
U.S., the EU, and Ukraine – in hammering out the real peace deal in order to
secure peace and stability in Europe and to stop Russian invasion," Prime Minister
of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk
underlined at a press conference following a meeting with United States’ Secretary
of State John Kerry.
has emphasized that the United States is one of the strongest allies of Ukraine:
"We truly appreciate your support in our fight for our freedom, for our liberty,
and for our independence."
He has stressed that the globe and the world is facing one of the
most dramatic periods, when Russian Federation violated an international law,
illegally annexed Crimea, and invaded the east of Ukraine."
"What we need – we need peace. The Minsk deal that was reached a few months ago
is still alive, but we urge Russian Federation to implement and to execute the
Minsk deal", Arseniy Yatsenyuk
The key precondition is to seal the border, to pull back Russian forces,
and to stop the supply of Russian-led terrorists: "This is the
best remedy and the best recipe how to stop Russian invasion, and how to
de-escalate the situation."
In order in order to reach the peace deal, Ukraine needs to
increase its defensive capabilities. Arseniy Yatsenyuk has also stressed that Ukrainian Government
is doing its utmost to support humanitarian aid to the east of Ukraine as those
who still live in the areas that are under the control of – under the temporary
control of Russian-led terrorists became hostages of these so-called rebels."
The Prime Minister said that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine still supplies
gas and electricity and repeatedly attempted to send humanitarian aid to these
said that the Ukraine’s Government very much appreciates the support of the U.S.
Government in the amount of $16 million, "which will be directly delivered
to Donetsk and Luhansk region to support those who
are in a very dire condition."
"I want to be very clear on any kinds of further peace talks and peace
deals. The first and most important - we need to get peace. But we will never consider
anything that undermines territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of
Ukraine, and its European future," the Prime Minister of Ukraine
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine appreciates the support of the US
Government in implementing and executing reforms- reforms that are needed and are
implemented by the Ukrainian Government, mainly in the justice system, tackling
corruption, in closing the tax loopholes, in building a new type of governance in
Ukraine: "The technical support and financial support that is provided by
the US Government is of crucial importance for us."
"We believe that Ukraine will accomplish its talks with the IMF, and we
believe that Ukraine will be successful in implementing all reforms, and this
is to be a joint success – a joint success of the free world," the Prime