Poroshenko thanked the U.S. for supporting Ukraine

Порошенко поблагодарил США за поддержку Украины

President Petro Poroshenko with his wife Marina and US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch

The Ukrainian authorities are grateful to the US for the decision to provide Ukraine with weapons and coordinated steps for the placement of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas.

President Petro Poroshenko during a meeting with heads of diplomatic missions of foreign States and international organizations on Tuesday, January 16, thanked the U.S. for supporting Ukraine.

“Last year, our us partners have confirmed their leadership in opposition to Russian revanchism. From the first meeting with President trump, we coordinated the strengthening of our strategic partnership on the basis of a Treaty of peace and a Great plan of success”, – said the head of state.

The President added that Ukrainians are grateful for the approach “peace through strength” and, accordingly, the decision on granting Ukraine defensive lethal weapons, as well as coordinated steps to implement the initiative on the placement of the UN peacekeeping mission in the occupied Donbas.”

According to him, Ukraine also appreciates the firm stand of the US on the transatlantic unity and solidarity with the Ukrainian government, including with respect to the sanctions policy.

“They are the most effective and civilized response to an aggressive Russia,” –said Poroshenko.

Poroshenko: Kiev will receive arms from the United States

Earlier, American media reported that the administration of Donald trump approved the sale of lethal defensive arms to Ukraine, but without anti-tank missiles Javelin. Later it was reported that trump intends to endorse the plan to sell anti-tank missiles to Kiev.

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