Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration
of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze
met with American legislators – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Mike
The main topics of discussion were security issues and
reforms in Ukraine.
The Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine thanked American
politicians for their active participation in the promotion of Ukraine's
interests in the institutions of the United States. "You are among the best
friends of Ukraine in the U.S. Congress. We are grateful for the support of our
people in word and deed", said Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.
In turn, Dick
Durbin and Mike Quigley assured the Vice Prime Minister of continuous support for
our state, in particular regarning the granting to Ukraine
in 2017 of a $ 350 million assistance.
Durbin praised the reforms in Ukraine and pledged that he would spare no effort
to prolong support for our country. Separately, he stressed that Ukraine is
facing aggression in a time when fundamental change is taking place: "On
one front you have a war against Russia, and on the other - againts
Michael Quigley, in turn, advocated the continuation of retaliatory sanctions
against Russia. "Support for sanctions is bicameral, bipartisan and
extremely strong," he said.