Groysman tells Condoleezza Rice about changes in Ukraine

Groysman tells Condoleezza Rice about changes in Ukraine

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman held a meeting with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday evening.

"We have very interesting discussions ahead, especially about the threats we face. We have internal challenges, external threats, and we appreciate the U.S. policy of supporting our sovereignty. We must build a democratic and secure future together. We’ve got on the path of changes. The challenges are serious. It’s time to make firm decisions," Groysman said, the Government portal reports.

In turn, Condoleezza Rice noted that she had visited Ukraine for the first time back in 1979.

"I realized how much needed to be done, how difficult it would be, especially in the context of building democracy. I even wrote a book about the development of democracy. This process requires strength and patience. However, I think that the US is a support for Ukraine. I’m glad we have strong ties, and they need to be supported - at different levels and in different spheres. I see your commitment to the reforms and I think that the US will be an important partner and support for you," she said.

Condoleezza Rice takes part in the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting held in Kyiv on September 13-15.


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2019 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: