Rex Tillerson issued a statement on the occasion of the Ukrainian national holiday
U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson on behalf of the government of the United States congratulated Ukraine on independence Day.
“As I said in Kiev last month, we appreciate our friendship that has evolved over the 25 years of diplomatic relations, reads the statement of the head of the state Department. We admire your resilience in the face of serious challenges, such as initiated by Russia, the conflict in the Donbas, the Russian occupation of the Crimea and the attempt its annexation.
Despite the endured you hardships, the people of Ukraine shows strong commitment to create economic opportunities, combat corruption and strengthen its democratic institutions. USA proud to be a partner of Ukraine on this path and continues to strongly support the sovereignty, territorial integrity and democracy.”
“Let the next year will bring for the people of Ukraine peace, prosperity and progress”, – reads the statement of the head of foreign policy Department of the USA.