Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden discussed the Government's plans as to carrying out reforms in Ukraine and further support in the context of Russian aggression. Volodymyr Groysman stated this during a conversation with journalists following the meeting at the White House on Wednesday, 15 June.
The Prime Minister informed about the priorities of the Government’s activity and the first steps towards the necessary changes. In particular, the Government has introduced the market-based gas price, continues deregulation and competitive appointment of managers of state-owned enterprises, as well as has launched reform of the public service. In addition, Ukraine initiated the judicial reform after the adoption of constitutional amendments in the judicial sector.
"In the near future Ukraine will change, and this change will influence the standard of living provided to its citizens," said Volodymyr Groysman.
Also amidst the main objectives the Prime Minister called the following: ensuring macroeconomic stability, creating a favorable business climate, strengthening the fight against corruption and energy efficiency.
According to him, along with Joe Biden, they also discussed the situation in Donbas and the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements. Volodymyr Groysman pointed out the need to maintain the sanctions against the Russian Federation. "The whole civilized world must be united in order to prevent the aggressor from its plans to disregard international law, territorial integrity and international values," he noted.
The Prime Minister thanked the United States for its support to Ukraine. "Bilateral talks and meetings at the U.S. Government and Congress make us believe we are united. The Government understands it’s Ukraine, first of all, that needs success the most and appreciates the support provided by the United States aimed at making Ukraine successful and overcoming all the challenges in terms of the aggression from the Russian Federation, as well as the support for reforms necessary for Ukrainian society," he stated.