Channel 1 Los Angeles
31 January 2020 – 13:17 Ukraine
“We highly appreciate the efforts of President Trump and his Administration in these matters,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a statement to the media.
The President also thanked Mike Pompeo for his personal firm and unwavering stance on Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
In addition, the parties emphasized that a clear and coordinated work during the tragedy of the Ukrainian plane in Iran was an indicative example of partnership between the two countries.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also noted the effective policy of sanctions of the USA, which helps oppose the existing challenges. This, in particular, refers to energy security and construction of the Nord Stream 2.
For his part, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Ukraine an important country, not just the geographical heart of Europe.
“It is actually a stronghold and a fortress between Eastern Europe and authoritarianism. This is definitely the country that feeds Europeans, maintains the pipes heating Europe,” the US Secretary of State emphasized.