"During the meeting [of Arseniy Yatsenyuk with the delegation], the parties talked about the most pressing challenges and problems on the agenda of Ukraine: from the protection of the independence and territorial integrity from the Russian aggression to the current issues of internal reforms," the Department of Information and Communication of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reported
According to U.S. congressmen, the challenges that Ukraine is facing are impressive, but the dedication of the Ukrainian government and its practical actions that provide answers to most security, economic, social and humanitarian problems are amazing.
During the conversation, the parties exchanged views on the most pressing problems of the Ukrainian-U.S. bilateral dialogue and, in particular, on the main benchmarks of cooperation with the U.S. Congress.
Ukrainian Prime Minister expressed his gratitude for the strong support of Ukraine by the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.
Read alsoTop US diplomat praises Poroshenko, criticizes Kremlin leaders"The unity around Ukraine, which our U.S. partners are demonstrating, is a unity around common ideals of freedom and democracy. We are grateful for tangible and practical solidarity with our people and look forward to further practical steps that will help strengthen the Ukrainian security, implement the plan of government reforms and adopt decent prospects for a free and prosperous life of our people," Yatsenyuk said.
At the same time, The New York Times has reported that Ukrainian security officials had renewed their request for U.S. weapons during the meeting with the U.S. Congress delegation in Kyiv.
The head of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov, stressed during a meeting that "only a strong Ukrainian army armed with modern weapons can stop the aggressor and be an influential factor for peace and stability in Europe," according to a statement released by the Council.
It quoted Pelosi saying in response that the U.S. was ready to support Ukraine. There was no specific mention of weapons.