Turchynov: Military aggression against Ukraine a challenge to entire civilized world
10:23, — Europa
Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov has met with a U.S. Congress delegation headed by Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives Ed Royce.
They discussed the situation in the country and further bilateral cooperation, according to the Web site of the Ukrainian parliament.
The meeting took place in Kyiv on Tuesday.
Turchynov said that contrary to the Geneva agreements, specially trained terrorist and subversive groups, "coordinated by Russia," were continuing to try to destabilize the situation in eastern Ukraine.
"Military aggression against our country is a challenge not only to our country, this is a challenge to Europe and the entire civilized world," he said, adding that strategic partners will not leave Ukraine one-on-one with the aggressor.
The sides also discussed the main areas of reforms and promising investment projects that could be implemented in Ukraine.
"The administrative pressure created preconditions for corruption. We are walking the path of economic deregulation and tax reform," he said, adding that the issue concerns the simplification of the tax system and a drop in the number of taxes.
He said that the Ukrainian authorities supported a transparent and predictable economy, which would be of interest to investors.
The congressmen, in turn, expressed their support for the steps that the new authorities in Ukraine are taking towards the development of the country and the strengthening of relations between the two countries, reads the report.