President Petro Poroshenko thanked the United States for supporting Ukraine.
“Last year our American partners confirmed to be in the lead of fight against Russia’s revanchist policies. From the first meeting with President Trump we coordinated the strengthening of our strategic partnership based on Great Deal on Peace and Great Plan of Success,” the Head of State noted in a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of foreign states and international organizations accredited in Ukraine.
The President added: “We are grateful for “Peace through Strength” approach and, accordingly, for the decision to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons. As well as for the coordinated efforts with a view to implementing the initiative on deployment of the UN peacekeeping operation in the occupied Donbas”.
According to him, Ukraine also praises the U.S. firm stand as regards the transatlantic unity and solidarity with Ukraine, including on the policy of sanctions. “They are the most efficient and civilized reply to the bullying Russia,” the Head of State noted.