U.S. State Department looks forward to working with Zelensky – official statement

23:45, 22 April 2019
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"The United States congratulates President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky on his victory in the Ukrainian presidential elections," the U.S. Department of State said in a statement on its website on April 22. "We look forward to working with President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky to advance our two nations' shared goal of a secure, prosperous, democratic, and free Ukraine."

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The United States also praised the way Ukraine held the presidential elections.

"We also congratulate the Ukrainian people on holding elections that reflect Ukraine's vibrant democracy five years after the 2014 Revolution of Dignity and after five years of unrelenting Russian aggression. The elections were peaceful, competitive, and the outcome represented the will of the people. We welcome the OSCE's preliminary report on the elections," it said.

The United States also reiterated that it maintains steadfast support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its international borders and will continue to stand with Ukraine as it undertakes essential reforms.

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