In the course of the visit to the USA, the President met with representatives of Jewish communities and organizations of the United States.
The Head of State thanked for support provided by the Jewish community in these difficult times for Ukraine. “We are fighting for freedom and democracy, and we will manage to win this struggle only with the assistance of the entire world,” Petro Poroshenko said.
The parties discussed challenges of Ukraine and ways to overcome them. They emphasized the necessity of intensification of international efforts aimed to curb Russian aggression against Ukraine as a fact of violation of the international security system.
“It is crucially important for Ukraine to enjoy trust,” the President noted and recalled the example of people’s trust in new police as a symbol of state reformation, purification of authorities from corruption and activity of the government for the benefit of Ukrainian people. “Ukraine needs the same trust from the world and is working hard to create an atmosphere of high confidence,” Petro Poroshenko said.
Representatives of the Jewish community assured the President of their intention to continue to support Ukraine in addressing the problems caused in particular by the Russian aggression.
According to the President, Ukraine will honor the memory of victims of Babi Yar next year. The participants of the meeting stressed the importance of commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy to remind the world about the danger of any manifestations of intolerance, xenophobia and anti-Semitism.
The attendees drew attention to the oppression experienced by the Crimean Tatars because of the annexation of Crimea by Russia.