In the framework of his visit to the United States, on Wednesday, June 15, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman met with Leader of the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy.
The parties discussed reforms in Ukraine and the situation in Donbass.
The Prime Minister expressed his condolences to the American people in connection with the Orlando terrorist attack.
'Please accept our condolences on this tragic loss. Unfortunately, we also almost every day feel what loss of human lives means,' he pointed out.
Volodymyr Groysman noted that this is his first international visit as Prime Minister of Ukraine. According to him, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is committed to making changes in the country.
'The Government of Ukraine is absolutely committed to carrying out reforms and transformations in our country,' he highlighted.
The Prime Minister told his interlocutor about priority steps of the Government.
'Our main task is to ensure macroeconomic stability,' he stressed. Volodymyr Groysman informed that the Government had launched a range of essential steps, including large-scale privatization of state-owned enterprises, customs reform, continuing energy sector reform.
Also, the Government has to create a favorable business climate in Ukraine, ensure reform and sustainability of the tax system, continue further deregulation of the economy.
'We want investment in Ukraine be successful because it is also the success of Ukraine,' he said.
Volodymyr Groysman recalled that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine had adopted the 'historic decision' by adopting constitutional amendments in the judicial sector, approved by the Venice Commission.
The interlocutors also discussed the situation in Donbass, the issue of sanctions against the Russian Federation, as well as the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Volodymyr Groysman emphasized the need for unity in opposition to the Russian military aggression and the protection of democratic values.
The Prime Minister also underlined the threats because of the occupation of Crimea.
'Crimea is a Russian military base located on the occupied territory of Ukraine. It is a threat, this needs to be understood,' he emphasized.
Separately Volodymyr Groysman raised the issue of police mission in Donbas.
'This is the right decision in order to ensure peace, elections and reintegration of the territory,' he said.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine thanked for the support of the United States to Ukraine and stressed its importance.
'We appreciate your support, particularly in the defense sector,' he pointed out.
As reported earlier by 1492news.com, on June 15, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman began his first official visit to the United States as the head of the government. The program includes several important meetings with congressmen, ministers and representatives of the State Department.