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Poroshenko: Support from USA vital for countering Russian aggression and implementation of reforms
10:55, 31 March 2016
Poroshenko: Support from USA vital for countering Russian aggression and implementation of reforms

The President held a speech in the Capitol

10:55, 31 March 2016

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that support of the USA is vital for countering Russian aggression and implementing reforms in Ukraine. The President stated this during his speech in the Capitol, informed  press service of the president.

Poroshenko believes that in the times of global weakness, leadership is of utmost importance, which turns out to be both a privilege and a heavy burden. “There are so many reasons to avoid leadership: ignorance, tiredness and lack of self-confidence. And there’s only one reason to hold leadership: it flows in our blood. In these difficult times I encourage the United States to be strong and believe – the same as people all over the world continue to believe in the United States. Don’t let pragmatism overshadow values of freedom. Don’t let the United States become small-minded”, - Poroshenko said.

Poroshenko noted, that support of the USA is very important to Ukraine: “Support of the USA is vital when it comes to countering Russian aggression and implementation of reforms in Ukraine”.

The President called for strengthening of dialogue between the two states and renewal of cooperation in the fields of defense and security.

“Ukraine’s fight is fight for freedom. This fight goes on”, - Poroshenko emphasized.

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