Vice President Joe Biden at a joint press conference with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Kiev appealed to the Ukrainian people.
“I want to encourage the people of Ukraine. Continues to demonstrate its commitment to the rule of law. Continue the fight against corruption. Insist on transparency. Investigate and pursue in court the officials who squander public money for their own enrichment. Russia for the last 10 years used a different weapon of foreign policy – it uses corruption as a tool of coercion against Ukraine, so that Ukraine remains vulnerable and dependent. So carry out reforms to root out corruption. We’re not just talking about good governance – it is about self-preservation. These are important issues of national security,” he said.
According to Biden, the incredible energy and enthusiasm of the youth of Ukraine gives him great hope for the future: “I Have no doubt that they will be inspired to achieve success in Ukraine is to create a Ukraine that they want to have.”
“It was a great privilege to support Ukraine for the last 25 years – first when I was a Senator, and later Vice President. You have inspired me. The brave Ukrainians who never left hope for a better future. People who gets up every morning and working for a democratic United Ukraine. If you will be able to continue to aspire to move forward if you continue to work hard and make choices that will put Ukraine first of all, I guarantee you that the American people will support you. Next year will be very, very difficult. Year, which will show the result”, he concluded.
As reported, Joe Biden tonight arrived in Ukraine on an official visit. First Vice-President met with the Prime Minister Groisman, and later with President Poroshenko.