U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry hurried on the last working day of the week (three days earlier) to congratulate Ukraine on Independence Day.
"You are celebrating the anniversary of your Independence on August 24. On behalf of President Obama And the American people, I extend my warmest greetings to the Ukrainian people ", - is informed in the report of the state Department quoting the words Kerry.
He recalled that the act of Independence was approved by the Parliament in 1991." Despite enormous difficulties, You have made remarkable progress towards this goal (Independence - ed.). You stood up to do battle with the oppressive regime, corrupt bureaucracy, And aggressive neighbor - all in the name of a free, democratic, And prosperous future ", - quotes the words of Kerry's press service.
This resistance gave Ukraine a " friends And fans worldwide, as well as among them in the United States."
"I am confident that the friendship between our 2 countries will continue to grow," He said.
And promised together " to achieve the cessation of conflict And bloodshed through the full implementation of the Minsk protocols ".