Zelensky calls US for tightening sanctions against Russia
The new President of Ukraine said that he would not de-occupy the Crimea without the US support.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky urged the United States to counteract "Russian aggression in the Donbas and the Crimea" and tighten sanctions against the Russian Federation. Also, Zelensky declared his readiness to implement democratic reforms in the country following the example of the US, the release of the press service reports.
"The US is a strong and very serious partner for Ukraine, primarily in suppressing Russia's aggression. We will not be able to curb Russia's aggression in Donbas and Crimea. This is why we need your aid I would like to urge you that the U.S. will further toughen sanctions against Russia," the Head of State stated.
Members of official American delegation led by U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker, and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson attended the meeting. The inauguration of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky was held on May 20 in Kiev.