The resumption of the Ukraine and US Strategic Partnership Commission and the signing of a new Strategic Partnership Charter increase US support for Ukraine in countering Russian aggression, take the strategic partnership to a new level and help curb the Kremlin’s aggressive actions.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba announced this in Washington summarising the meetings of the Ukraine and US Strategic Partnership Commission.
The Minister noted the important role of the agreements reached by the leaders of our states, Volodymyr Zelensky and Joseph Biden, played in the development and strengthening of the strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United States.
“The United States support Ukraine in countering Russian aggression and defending our sovereignty and territorial integrity. We are grateful to our American partners for their readiness to further expand security and defense cooperation with Ukraine. The best way to deter an aggressive Russia is to let the Kremlin know that Ukraine is strong and has strong allies who will not leave it alone with the aggressor. This is exactly the signal we sent to Moscow today,” the Minister said.
He stressed that the resumption of the Ukraine and US Strategic Partnership Commission and the signing of a new Strategic Partnership Charter are very timely, as they take place against the background of Russia’s aggressive actions along the Ukrainian border, Belarus and further militarisation of the temporarily occupied Crimea.
“Russia’s aggression against Ukraine will end when Ukraine’s place as an integral part of the West is institutionalised and unquestioned. Today, we have taken an important step in this direction and signed a new Charter of Strategic Partnership between Ukraine and the United States, which will allow Ukraine and the United States to meet common challenges even more effectively,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs.