United States Ambassador to Ukraine Marie L. Yovanovitch believes that it’s highly important that Ukraine prevail in its fight for sovereignty and territorial integrity, as she said in the interview for Tsensor.net.
“I would say that the issues that Ukraine faces here — but not only Ukraine, the United States and Europe face here in Ukraine — are really critically important. And so I think the United States, democrats and republicans, I mean there is bipartisan support for Ukraine in this very important fight. Because what we see in the east is not only a war but steps by one country, Russia, that violates the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. And I think in the 21st century that simply cannot stand. And so it is important that Ukraine prevail here,” she said.
The Ambassador emphasized that restoring Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is essential not only for Ukraine but for the international order as well. She added that the U.S. is interested in continuing cooperating with Ukraine.
“It’s in your interests that you be a strong democratic country, a secure country, a country where the economy is growing and providing opportunities for its people. And we also believe that that’s in the interests of the U.S. people because then we’ll have a strong partner in Ukraine. We’ll have a partner not only when there is a need for partnership on a security side, like we saw in Afghanistan or Iraq, but can even be a more robust partner in other sectors as well. So that’s in our interests. Secondly, on the economic side, as we were just talking, I see huge potential here for Ukraine, and I also see it for American companies. And we’re hoping that we can grow both our economies through that partnership. If Ukraine has that rule of law and all of the things we’ve been talking about, that’s good for Americans who are doing business here, it’s also good for our partnership”.
Ms Yovanovitch also noted that the United States could be interested in cooperation in the energy sector as well.
“Ukraine has so much potential in the energy field. And you know if the conditions are right, we would certainly like to be a part of that as well because you have a lot of potential, we feel we have something to offer.”