US urges Ukrainian government to press on with reforms initiated by Abromavicius

A statement to this effect was made by John Kirbi, a spokesperson for the US State Department, at a daily briefing on February 3.

4 February 2016 16:44

The US State Department has called on the Ukrainian government to stop internal squabbling and press on with reforms, said John Kirby, a spokesperson for the US State Department, on February 3. The US Department of State was concerned about the news of the resignation of Aivaras Abromavicius, Minister for Economic Development and Trade, reports Voice of America.

“He delivered real reform results for Ukraine. He and his team made strides implementing tough but necessary economic reforms to help stabilize Ukraine's economy, root out corruption, and help bring Ukraine into compliance with its IMF program obligations. We hope that those efforts will be able to continue,” said John Kirby.

The spokesperson for the US Department of State went on to say that it’s important that Ukraine’s leaders set aside their differences, put the vested interests that have hindered the country’s progress for decades – put that all in the past, and press forward on these same vital reforms. And in doing that they will continue to find a friend in the United States of America.