The Minister of Finance of the USA Jacob Lew in the course of a telephone conversation With Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that Washington will continue to support Kiev.
"The U.S. will continue to support Ukraine in this difficult time," said Lew, reports news Agency.
Politicians also discussed the progress of reforms in Ukraine in banking, tax, and financial spheres in the fight against illegal activities of officials. In this context, the US Treasury Secretary, said "significant progress" Kiev." Jacob Lew paid homage to the Ukrainian government on the successful completion of negotiations With creditors and expressed hope for support of debt restructuring by the Ukrainian Parliament ", - stated in the press service of Poroshenko. On Thursday, Poroshenko said that the authorities in the USA and Europe a year earlier refused to grant Ukraine military assistance due to the lack of the country has a capable army. Along With this, the USA has not hide their support of Kiev. So, on Thursday Deputy Minister of defense Robert Wark said that the Ukrainian army should provide substantial support for peace and security in the area. Before that, on Wednesday, the Secretary of Council of national security and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said that Kiev continues to reinforce the army in Eastern Ukraine, despite the fact that on September 1 in the Donbass began a ceasefire. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of August, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began about 7, 9 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand Received damage to health.