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U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has affirmed U.S. support for Ukraine while holding a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko.

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"Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko. Secretary Pompeo congratulated Foreign Minister Prystaiko on his recent appointment and affirmed U.S. support for Ukraine as it advances critical reforms to tackle corruption, strengthen the rule of law, and foster an economic environment that promotes competition and investment," Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus quoted Pompeo as saying on September 17.

Pompeo also expressed unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.