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Foreign Secretary congratulates new Ukrainian Prime Minister

Foreign Secretary welcomes the appointment of the new Ukrainian Prime Minister


Following the appointment of Volodymyr Groysman as the new Prime Minister of Ukraine, the Foreign Secretary said:

I congratulate Prime Minister Groysman on his appointment, and the Rada’s approval of his Cabinet and Government Programme. It is vitally important that Ukraine’s new government builds on the progress made by its predecessor and continues to implement reforms and root out corruption. I hope that the new government will urgently focus on: judicial reform; growing Ukraine’s economy; and supporting the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, which has been established with UK support.

We will continue to support Ukraine’s implementation of the Minsk Agreements and provide technical and defence assistance. We will work with our Ukrainian partners to deliver the stable, secure and prosperous country which Ukraine’s citizens rightly demand.

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Published 15 April 2016