“We support you against the aggression. We also support you in your work, improvement of democracy, development of the institutes and fight against corruption, as well as progress in the reforms. It is a very important issue. The fact that we are here, we would like to confirm personally one more time that we would like to continue close cooperation and moreover, do a lot together,” Blinken said.
According to the State Secretary, Biden has asked him to visit Ukraine to confirm the strong devotion of the U.S. to sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence of Ukraine.
“The fact that we are here, we would like to confirm personally one more time that we would like to continue close cooperation and moreover, do a lot together. I want to personally say that I spent a lot of time in the country, particularly, after 2014, and I am very pleased to see the progress that you made in very difficult times, as well as the work that is ahead. On behalf of the president (Biden, - 112.international), I would like to say once more that I am very pleased to join you today. I know that we have a lot of work today,” Blinken said.
On May 5, U.S. State Secretary Antony Blinken came with the official visit to Ukraine. However, the official part of the visit will start on May 6. The meeting of Blinken with Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Prime Minister Denys Shmygal is planned. Besides, Blinken will meet President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.