Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna met with the Ambassador of the United States of America Bridget Brink, as reported by the government press office.
The Ambassador congratulated Ukraine on receiving the status of an EU candidate and assured of support by the US for reforms that make Ukraine stronger and bring it closer to the EU.
In her turn, the Deputy Prime Minister informed about the next steps in the field of reforms, in particular, the implementation of the recommendations of the European Commission and the adaptation of Ukrainian legislation to European laws.
“Despite the full-scale war waged by russia against our country, we started work on preparing Ukraine for EU integration. This is gearing up for our victory,” the Government’s official said.
Separately, Olha Stefanishyna emphasized the importance of mobilizing efforts and resources of partners aimed to ensure the implementation of the plan for the fast recovery of Ukraine, which involves the urgent reconstruction of social and critical infrastructure facilities.
The Deputy Prime Minister thanked the United States for its support and assistance to Ukraine, both military and financial, to maintain economic stability. Thus, on August 8, it was announced that the United States was providing an additional USD 4.5 billion in direct budget support to the Government of Ukraine to help alleviate the acute budget deficit.