President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine was counting on the abolition of duties on steel imports on the part of the United States. He said this during a joint briefing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.
"We expect the United States to lift trade restrictions, such as the 25% safeguard duty on steel imports. This is a sensitive issue for our metallurgical exports. We are also looking forward to abolishing this duty for Ukraine," he said.
As we reported earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came to Kyiv on a working visit. According to him, U.S. support for Ukraine is "unwavering". He also told what would be discussed with the Ukrainian government. Pompeo wrote about it on his Twitter page.
“Good to be in Kyiv today. U.S. support for Ukraine is unwavering, and I am intent on underscoring this as I meet with Ukrainian government leaders to discuss ways we can advance our strategic partnership and reinforce Ukraine's position as a free and democratic state,” U.S. Secretary of State stated.