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Ukraine president, US Secretary of State discuss coronavirus

Ukraine president, US Secretary of State discuss coronavirus
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have discussed coronavirus counteraction during a telephone conversation.

According to Zelenskyy's press service, he expressed support for the United States in the fight against the pandemic and condolences to the Americans who have lost loved ones. 

"The United States is now at the epicentre of fighting the pandemic. I share the pain of thousands of Americans who have lost loved ones. I am confident that the United States will pass these challenges successfully. I wish you good health," Zelenskyy noted.

He thanked the US party for providing targeted assistance to Ukraine to fight coronavirus.

"I am grateful to the United States for providing targeted assistance, $1.2 million, to fight coronavirus," Zelenskyy said.

The parties also discussed the possibility of Ukraine receiving the loan guarantees from the United States necessary to stabilise the economy - in addition to the resources that our country is planning to get from the IMF, the World Bank and other foreign partners.

The president expressed gratitude to the United States for its continued support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, both bilaterally and within the UN, as well as for its consistent policy of sanctions against Russia.

He briefed Pompeo of the situation in Donbas and the implementation of the agreements after the meeting in the Normandy format held in December.

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