US-Ukraine relations: US will remain strong partner of Ukraine – ambassador

10:17 Nov. 9, 2016

US will remain strong partner of Ukraine – ambassador

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No matter who the next commander in chief is, US will continue to support Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch said

The United States will continue to support Kyiv after the Presidential election in the country, US ambassador to Ukraine Marie L. Yovanovitch said in a statement Wednesday, according to RFE/RL.

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‘One thing I'm quite certain about, no matter who the next commander in chief is, that through the transition period, through the next administration, the United States will remain a strong partner of Ukraine', Yovanovitch said at a press conference in Kyiv.

She said that the US will continue its policy regarding Russia, and will keep the sanctions. Both teams demonstrate support for Ukrainian sovereignty, territorial integrity and partnership.

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‘The US policy toward Ukraine has been unchanged for 25 years, because there is a consensus concerning the support of Ukraine', Yovanovitch said.

Addressing the fears that the sanctions against Russia could be lifted if Trump became President, the ambassador was convinced the restrictions will be kept and extended in December, because there is ‘a strong consensus' on the matter.

Based on reporting by RFE/RL, Interfax  

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