President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Joe Biden discussed the strengthening of democracies in Ukraine and the United States

2 April 2021 - 20:23

The first personal phone conversation between President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President of the United States of America Joe Biden took place.

The US President noted that Ukraine was very important to him.

Significant attention was paid to the strengthening of democracies in both countries. The presidents stressed that establishing and maintaining democracy was a difficult daily task. In this context, President Joe Biden noted that he admired the leadership of Volodymyr Zelenskyy in transforming Ukraine into a state with strong democratic institutions.

“Ukraine and the United States stand shoulder to shoulder when it comes to preservation of our democracies. My commitment to transform Ukraine, improve transparency and achieve peace is strong,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized.

The heads of state also noted the importance of fighting the oligarchy. Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that Ukraine's policy was aimed at systemic de-oligarchization.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke in detail about the reforms that are being implemented in Ukraine. In particular, he noted the development of an independent anticorruption infrastructure, informed about the implementation of the land reform and the judicial reform, as well as the reform of the Constitutional Court.

The President of the United States expressed conviction that the success of Ukraine would be the success of the entire continent and underscored the unwavering support for our state by the United States.

The interlocutors also discussed the situation in Donbas and Crimea, and the deoccupation of the peninsula. President Zelenskyy spoke about the initiative of the Crimean Platform summit. 

"The Crimean Platform is currently the only platform for the deoccupation of Crimea and the protection of the rights of Ukrainians on the occupied peninsula," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, inviting Joseph Biden to participate in the first summit and visit Ukraine on Independence Day.

Joe Biden said he looks forward to visiting Ukraine.

President Zelenskyy also stressed that concrete steps to bring Ukraine closer to NATO membership would benefit the entire Alliance.

The U.S. President expressed support for Ukraine's progress in the issue of NATO membership.