Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell have agreed on priority steps in relations between the two countries, the presidential press service has reported. “The interlocutors discussed in detail a number of issues of bilateral relations between Ukraine and the United States and coordinated priority steps as part of strengthening them, in the best interests of both sides and joint defense and promotion of freedom and democracy, the rule of law and human rights”, the statement reads. In addition, during the meeting, the sides noted the importance of “new approaches and bold initiatives” in the issue of a strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United States – from enhanced political, trade, economic and energy cooperation to strengthening defense and security partnership between the countries. The sides also discussed the reform process in Ukraine.
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