Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
Press Statement by Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson
July 23, 2019
We congratulate the Ukrainian people on this weekend’s peaceful and historic parliamentary elections, which delivered a clear result and underscored Ukrainians’ commitment to democratic ideals. We welcome the OSCE’s preliminary conclusion that the elections took place with overall respect for fundamental rights and freedoms. We look forward to the OSCE’s final recommendations to improve electoral practices and encourage their implementation. We will work with the new Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian people as they advance reforms critical to ensuring Ukraine’s success.
The United States maintains its unwavering support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. We continue to stand with the people of Ukraine as they build a strong, successful, democratic country, secure within its internationally recognized borders.