Kiev: The US administration, led by Trump, has always consistently supported Ukraine in the fight against corruption, in strengthening defense capabilities, and in protecting democracy and Ukrainian freedoms.
This was stated by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in an interview for KCMO radio.
“With regard to Ukraine, we focused on several things. First of all, this is a country with a deep history of corruption. And our mission, the mission of our ambassador, the mission of Mr. Walker was very clear - it consisted of creating a set of tools for the new leadership, President Zelensky and his the team could achieve what they announced during the campaign, namely, reducing the risk of corruption", - said the US Secretary of State.
In addition, he mentioned the Russian aggression in the Donbass and the annexation of Crimea.
"Then President Obama refused to provide them with the weapons systems needed to protect the state", - said Pompeo.
According to him, President Trump has taken a consistent position on this issue: he has three times approved the provision of American weapons to Ukraine.
"We also provided the Ukrainian side with technical assistance, which the previous administration refused to provide. We persistently support the Ukrainian people," the head of American diplomacy emphasized.
In addition, Pompeo emphasized, Washington was focused on preserving democracy and freedom in Ukraine, as well as on a European scale, and at the same time on protecting Americans.