The United States congratulates Ukraine on 22th anniversary of independence and declares its support for Kyiv in performing the requirments of the European Union necessary to sign the Association Agreement.

This is referred to in the statement of the Secretary of State John Kerry, which he did on behalf of U.S. President Barack Obama and the American people. Text of the statement was given on Thursday the agency "Interfax-Ukraine".

"The American and Ukrainian peoples share a proud history as partners and as friends. Every day, we work together on common important issues ranging from the promotion of economic growth and diversification of energy sources to cooperation on nuclear safety and non-proliferation," statement says.

Kerry assured that the United States remains "committed to helping our Ukrainian partners, while you are working hard to become a prosperous European democracy with a free and open economy."

"We strongly support the implementation by Ukraine of the European Union conditions for the signing of the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area at the Vilnius summit in November," U.S. Secretary of State said.

Washington also appreciated the Ukrainian leadership chairing the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

"We also welcome the Ukrainian efforts in promoting global peace and security in the neighboring countries in Europe and around the world," Kerry said Carrie, adding: "The U.S. is looking forward to continued cooperation on these and other issues as we strengthen the bonds of friendship between our two governments and our people".


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