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Pompeo says US wants to help Zelensky fight corruption

US Secretary of State says Washington wants to take advantage of improved relations with Kyiv to strengthen co-operation
11:43, 27 September 2019

The U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo
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US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo claimed that Washington wants to strengthen relations with Kyiv and help President Volodymyr Zelensky eradicate corruption in Ukraine. Pompeo said this during a press briefing in New York at the 74th UN General Assembly, Ukrinform reports.

"We want to use it in order to improve relations between the United States and Ukraine, to increase opportunities, to strengthen our co-operation, to help eradicate corruption in Ukraine", - the US Secretary of State.

Pompeo drew attention to the importance of fighting corruption for Zelensky. The US Secretary of State expressed his hope that his country would assist the Ukrainian president in achieving this goal.

Related: Trump asks Zelensky to start investigation of Biden's son

As we reported earlier, Zelensky was on a working visit to the United States from September, 23 to September, 26 to attend the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. In New York, on September 25, the Ukrainian head of state made a speech during the general debate of the UN General Assembly session.

On the same day, US President Donald Trump and Zelensky met in the margins of the UN General Assembly.

Related: Zelensky-Trump meeting: What the presidents were talking about

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