The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko thanked the US for supporting Ukraine on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and assured that Ukraine will continue to actively develop strategic partnerships. This was announced in the statement of the President published on the official website.
"Since the recognition of independence of Ukraine, the United States remains a reliable and strategic partner of Ukraine both on bilateral level and within international organizations. A genuine democratic partnership was established between the two countries, in frameworks of which the USA continue to provide invaluable practical assistance in the development of state institutions, civil society, market economy and strengthening of the security of our country " Poroshenko said.
Poroshenko said that having refused from nuclear weapons and stockpiles of highly enriched uranium, Ukraine plays a historical role in strengthening stability and global nuclear nonproliferation regime.
"It was a difficult decisions, but Ukraine adopted them, relying on assurances and guarantees of security of foreign partners, primarily the United States," he added.
Erlier it was reported that rally in support of Sentsov took place near Russian Consulate in New York. Oleg Sentsov was detained by Russian security services in Crimea in May 2014 on charges of organizing terrorist attacks on the peninsula.