U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that the United States seeks to strengthen cooperation in bilateral relations with Ukraine, including to help President Zelensky end corruption in the country.
“We have tried to use this opportunity to create a better relationship between the United States and Ukraine, to build on the opportunities, to tighten our relationship, to help end corruption in Ukraine,” Pompeo said at a press briefing in New York where he participates in the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
He emphasized that President Zelensky paid great attention to combating corruption.
“We’re hopeful that we can help him execute and achieve that. It’d be a good thing for Ukraine; it’d be a good thing for Europe,” U.S. Secretary of State said, adding that the United States also supports Ukraine in countering Russian aggression.
“The State Department has been working tirelessly to try and achieve that objective,” Pompeo noted.
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