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US will remain strong partner of Ukraine, even if Trump wins elections, - Yovanovitch

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the ambassador, both candidate's teams demonstrated support for Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity, democracy and cooperation
10:52, 9 November 2016

Unian

US Ambassador in Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch is convinced that no matter who becomes the next US president, the country will remain a strong partner of Ukraine. She stated this while talking to journalists in Kyiv, reports "Interfax-Ukraine".

"I have clear assurance that no matter who will be the next president, but during the transition period and under the new administration, the United States will remain a strong partner of Ukraine", - she noted.

Yovanovitch stressed that both candidate's teams demonstrated support for Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity, democracy, and cooperation.

"US policy toward Ukraine has been unchanged for 25 years since there is a consensus in support of Ukraine", - she added.

Thus Yovanovitch also expressed confidence in the fact that the sanctions against Russia will be maintaned. "We still do not have the results of the election, however, everyone knows that there is a strong consensus that the sanctions will be extended in December," she said, answering the question on sanctions in case of victory of Donald Trump.

As reported, the US presidential candidate from the Republicans Donald Trump, according to the latest count data, is leading with 266 votes to 218 Hillary Clinton. Thus, to the election victory, Trump lacks only 4 votes.

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