14:53 18.06.2016

PM Groysman, U.S. envoy to UN Power discuss confronting Russian aggression, reforms

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PM Groysman, U.S. envoy to UN Power discuss confronting Russian aggression, reforms

Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman met with on Friday with U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power to discuss cooperation in countering the Russian aggression and the process of reforms in Ukraine, the department of information and communications of the office of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reported on Friday.

The prime minister said that Ukraine has "three enemies: Russia, corruption and populism. These are three serious enemy, which currently hinder the development of Ukraine." At the same time, Groysman noted that the government intends to conduct the necessary reforms, and continue the cooperation with the IMF and spoke about the government's priorities - ensuring macroeconomic stability, enhancing institutional capacity, the fight against corruption, the national security and improvement of the business climate.

Power said that Ukraine has been fighting on two fronts – countering the Russian aggression and holding the necessary reforms, and stressed the need for holding the successful reforms that will allow effectively respond to the challenges posed by Russian aggression.

The two officials also discussed the plans of the new ministry for the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons. The Ukrainian prime minister noted the need for medium-term strategy for the reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories. "My message is - we love Donbas. I will spend no less time in the east of Ukraine than in the west. I think this is very important," Groysman said.

Groysman also thanked Power for her support of Ukraine: "Your voice and your personal position are very much appreciated in Ukraine, I thank you for it."

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