President of Ukraine

President met with US Senators from the Democratic and Republican Parties

14 February 2020 - 16:36

President met with US Senators from the Democratic and Republican Parties

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has met with United States Senators Ron Johnson, John Barrasso and Chris Murphy. The Head of State thanked the senators for supporting Ukraine.

“I want to thank you for the bipartisan support. We know that representatives of both US parties support Ukraine - our sovereignty, territorial integrity and help us not just in words,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The President also thanked the United States for financial, military and technical assistance. The parties discussed the course of reforms in Ukraine and emphasized the priority of anticorruption reform and cooperation with the International Monetary Fund.

“We have excellent relations with the IMF. We are doing a lot to fight corruption, we restart the law enforcement system and adopt many bills for that,” Volodymyr Zelensky said.

The President stressed that one of his biggest tasks was to change the image of Ukraine in the world.

"We want people speaking of Ukraine to think not about corruption, but about our wonderful country with good people and an attractive investment climate," the President noted.

He spoke about laws that facilitate deoligarchisation, and stressed that Ukraine was preparing more than 500 state-owned enterprises for privatization.

“We are fighting against monopolies, privatization is held under open competition now. And it will also contribute to the fight against corruption in our country,” the President said.

The senators have confirmed that they see positive changes in our country, and the US is ready to support Ukraine on the path of these changes.