Ukraine is grateful to the Government and people of the United States of America for continuous support of official Kyiv in the struggle for sovereignty and the implementation of internal reforms. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in the course of the meeting with adviser on cybersecurity to the White House, former mayor of New York City Rudolph Giuliani on Tuesday.
"Today we are going through challenging time of building of the State and the role of the United States in the modern history of our country is historic. We are interested to put every single effort aimed at deepening our political and economic cooperation. We have a tremendous opportunity and hope that this relationship will yield a positive result ", highlighted the Prime Minister.
Volodymyr Groysman briefed interlocutors about the situation in Ukraine in the context of countering the military, economic, informational aggression of the Russian Federation and also informed about the recent the Government's endeavors seek to provide the economic stabilization in the country. In particular, the Prime Minister highlighted refusal from Russian gas supplies, acceleration of economic growth, putting in place fundamental reforms designed to eliminate corruption, reforms in judicial as well as decentralization spheres. The focal points of the agenda are medical, pension and privatization reforms.
"That’s what will change the country and make it more sustainable in the medium term, said the Head of Ukrainian Government. Our goal - to strengthen economic upturn, to introduce a fair pension system, to change the health care system, to reform education as well as to overhaul the country, the withdrawal of Russian troops, to provide strong judicial system and to approve all updated anti-corruption system ".
During the meeting the Prime Minister also informed Rudolph Giuliani about constant shelling of the militants in Donbas and stressed that sanctions against Russia should be preserved. “If sanctions were imposed against the aggressor country as a penalty then abolition of sanctions should be a reward for rejection of the plans of aggression, underlined Volodymyr Groysman. Today we protect democratic values".
In turn, Rudolph Giuliani assured the Prime Minister of the unflagging support of top U.S. leadership regarding the struggle "for freedom and independence.”