U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said he hopes the Ukrainian government will work harder to meet the conditions for the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, according to official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"One of the things we will talk about today is the work with the European community in order to meet the conditions to be able to sign the association agreement, which we hope will happen soon, and we’re particularly anxious and hopeful that the leaders will work through some of the difficult issues with respect to that transition, including, hopefully, the ending of the prosecution of some people, and particularly the former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko," John Kerry said in his remarks before his meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara in Washington.