Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
Statement by Heather Nauert, spokesperson
August 7, 2018
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke on the phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to discuss a range of bilateral issues. Secretary Pompeo reiterated strong U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He emphasized that the United States does not and will never recognize Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea, as he made clear when he released the “Crimea Declaration” on July 25. The Secretary welcomed Ukraine’s recent passage of anticorruption court legislation and the Law on National Security and urged Ukraine to fulfill the outstanding IMF requirements.