State Department Spokesperson Welcomes Rada Actions

MR KIRBY:  Okay, I do have just one thing at the top, and then we can get right at it.

Today we congratulate the Ukrainian parliament for approving the first vote on draft constitutional amendments on decentralization of powers for local and regional governments, as well as passing legislation necessary for the next IMF disbursement.  We applaud Ukraine as it continues to take steps like this to implement its Minsk commitments and make crucial reforms.  We call again upon Russian and its separatist proxies to live up to their obligations.

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