“The most fitting memorial to the Heavenly Hundred is a Ukraine genuinely rid of corruption, cronyism, and kleptocracy”, - stated U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt in U.S. Embassy Kyiv blog.
Also he noted that Ukrainian leaders started to implement complex political and economic reforms with support of the civil society. Conflict in the East, artificially created by Kremlin, as well as the poor economy inherited from the Yanukovych presidency are hindering these initiatives but “making all that has been accomplished in past two years even more inspiring.” Now change is happening, and progress in reforming various fields is being made.
Earlier U.S. Ambassador said that in 2016 USA will help Ukraine reach NATO standards
According to his words, Ukraine has held successful presidential, parliamentary, and local elections according to international standards, followed the requirements of the IMF program, stabilized its currency and restructured its reserves.
The U.S. Ambassador noted some succesfull achievements especially the implementation of new national police which “enjoys the most valuable asset of all, the public’s trust”.
Mr. Pyatt is sure that more changes should be introduced, particularly in the area of corruption where so much damage has been done, but the progress of the last two years shows that Ukraine is changing. He urged all Ukrainians to answer the call of history and to help build a united, democratic Ukraine.