Ukraine’s Independence Day

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State 
August 24, 2019

On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate all Ukrainians on the 28th anniversary of your nation’s independence.

The United States remains steadfast in its support for a prosperous, democratic, and free Ukraine, secure within its internationally recognized borders including the occupied districts of the Donbas and Crimea, and resilient against Russian aggression.  This year’s presidential and parliamentary elections affirmed Ukrainians’ desire for a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic future.  As President Zelenskyy has noted, by fulfilling its potential, Ukraine can become a model for other countries in the region and beyond.  The United States stands with Ukraine at this moment of historic opportunity, and we look forward to working with the new government and the people of Ukraine to advance reforms crucial to your country’s success.

Best wishes for a joyous Independence Day and a peaceful and prosperous year ahead.