Zelensky discusses security, energy support for Ukraine with U.S. Senators Johnson, Murphy

23:20, 05 September 2019
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During the meeting, the Head of State noted the strong support for Ukraine by both chambers of the U.S. Congress. He thanked the Senators from the Ukrainian Caucus for their personal contribution to shaping up such support, the president's press service reports.

'I want to thank our strategic partner – the United States – for the continued support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," Volodymyr Zelensky stressed.

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The president also expressed gratitude to American lawmakers for their pro-active stance regarding the need to provide Ukraine with further assistance in the field of security. He said he remains hopeful that the volume of assistance will increase.

The head of state also noted the consistent policy of sanctions the U.S. had imposed on Russia, drawing attention to the Russian "passportization" of Ukrainian citizens in Donbas and the need for an appropriate response.

The parties discussed cooperation in the field of energy security, in particular, the importance of diversifying energy supplies to Ukraine by arranging their delivery from the United States. The interlocutors positively noted the Memorandum signed between Ukraine, Poland, and the United States on the supply of American liquefied gas.

Volodymyr Zelensky thanked the American side for their consistent opposition to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and expressed hope that the U.S. Congress would decide on sanctions against the companies that took part in the project.

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The parties also discussed the implementation of reforms in Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted, in particular, the intention to continue pro-active reforms in the security and defense sector of Ukraine, in line with NATO standards.

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