The press statement below was released by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on August 24.
On behalf of President Trump and the American people, congratulations to all Ukrainians on your national day.
The United States steadfastly supports Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. We pay tribute to those who have fought and sacrificed for freedom in Ukraine, and we stand behind Ukraine as it adopts transformational reforms to increase prosperity, security, and rule of law. The friendship between our countries runs deep, and we are committed to the success of a stable, prosperous, democratic, and free Ukraine. We look forward to continuing our partnership and working with Ukraine’s leaders and citizens to realize the bright and enduring future Ukraine’s people deserve.
Best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous year.