Kerry, Poroshenko discuss progress in conducting reforms, war on corruption
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says that one of the key issues he discussed with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and other Ukrainian political leaders was progress in conducting reforms, including judicial reforms, the war on corruption, decreasing the influence of oligarchs, as well as strengthening Ukraine's financial system.
Speaking at a press opportunity in Kyiv on Thursday, Kerry said the necessity for reforms was one of the key subjects of his talks. He thanked Poroshenko and his team for "taking clear steps," adding that more steps still need to be taken. The top U.S. diplomat also stressed the importance of good relations with the IMF and transparent privatization of state assets.
The top American diplomat said Ukraine is currently conducting many reforms, but much remains to be done.