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US President Barack Obama has congratulated the people of Ukraine on “holding successful parliamentary elections”, saying the United States stands ready to support the choices of the Ukrainian people and Ukraine’s new government.

“On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the people of Ukraine on holding successful parliamentary elections on October 26.  We look forward to the convening of the new parliament and the quick formation of a strong, inclusive government”- Obama said.

“The United States stands ready to support the choices of the Ukrainian people and Ukraine’s new government as it enacts and implements the reforms necessary to promote further democratic development, strengthen the rule of law, and foster economic stability and growth in Ukraine”- US President added.

“The United States also will continue to support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity as it works toward a peaceful resolution of the conflict in the east and a return of Crimea, and will stand with its people as they seek to build a more secure, prosperous, and democratic future”- Obama summed up.

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