Vice-President of the United States Joe Biden during the visit to Ukraine on Tuesday to perform in the Verkhovna Rada a speech will present the main directions of the American policy concerning Ukraine.
"It will be a historic opportunity to speak before the Ukrainian legislators," the first reported high-ranking Commissioner of the U.S. administration, noting, because It will be the first Speech of the Vice President of the United States in the Ukrainian Parliament. The Biden speech in Parliament scheduled for eleven. 00 (12. 00 MSK).
Biden yesterday arrived on a visit to Kiev. This is the fifth trip of the Vice-President to Ukraine. He held dialogues with the country's President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and also met with the MPs of the so-called group of "Euro-optimists" and community activists.
According to the Deputy Pro-presidential party "Block of Petro Poroshenko" Svetlana Zalishchuk, Vice-President at the meeting with the MPs made a "strong statement" on support of Ukraine, and among them financial.
"He also assured that" Ukraine is the Central theme of any meetings with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, whatever the occasion ". At the same time tried to convince to accept the changes to the Constitution and the law on elections in the occupied territories that " will enable the U.S. to demand Russia's reciprocal steps from Europeans unity in respect of penalties ", - she wrote on his page on Facebook after the meeting.
Zalishchuk added that during the meeting with Biden, the elected officials discussed four key topics, for example, the unsatisfactory level of combating illegal activities of officials, the prospect of restarting government, the implementation of the Minsk agreements, proposing changes in the Constitution, as well as the development of the law on local elections on uncontrollable Kiev territories of Donbass.
Vice-President of the United States after talks with the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held on the first day of the week, said signs of economic progress in Ukraine, as well as progress in the battle against illegal activity of officials. He called the actions of the authorities are insufficient and promised assistance in this matter.
Biden also said the decision to allocate to Kiev $ 190 million financial assistance to carry out reforms. He also said that the implementation of the Minsk agreements is the best method of ending the conflict in the Donbass.
"I'm going to talk more about these issues tomorrow (Tuesday - editor), when I speak in Parliament. I look forward to this event, " said Biden after meeting Poroshenko.
it is assumed that the speech of the Vice President of the United States, in addition to deputies, coming to hear the members of the Ukrainian Cabinet led by Yatsenyuk, and Authorized diplomatic missions.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them during the meeting in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
The last document from February 12 - in addition to the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and the creation of security zones, obliges the Ukrainian Authorities to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of holding local elections, entering into the Constitution of Ukraine of change, involving the decentralization of Power, as well as on the issue of legislative recognition of special status " of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".