Kiev expects world to support it in settling Crimea problem - Poroshenko

Poroshenko said his negotiations with Obama were productive and efficient.

Kiev expects the international community to support Ukraine in settling the problem of Crimea, says Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko.

"We do expect support in resolving the problem of Crimea. The entire world has demonstrated solidarity with Ukraine in rejecting aggression in Crimea, rejecting the so-called fake referendum in Crimea, and rejecting the annexation of part of Ukrainian territory and demands on restoring law and order and withdrawing foreign military servicemen from Crimean territory," Poroshenko said following a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Warsaw on Wednesday.

Poroshenko said his negotiations with Obama were productive and efficient. "It is very important that the U.S. supports the Ukrainian people's European choice," he said.

He thanked the U.S. leader for supporting Ukrainians in their aspirations for freedom and democracy on the way of building an independent and sovereign European state.

"In the past half a year, millions of Ukrainians have struggled on the streets for signing an association agreement with the European Union and for my country's European perspective. And I believe my country's modernization, the implementation of reforms, the creation of a favorable investment climate, the building of an independent judicial system, energy efficiency and energy diversification, and assistance to Ukrainians in getting prospects of EU membership after successful implementation of an economic modernization program have been proceeding with the U.S.' strong support," he said.

Ukraine values support of its initiative on reforming the energy sector, he said.

"I am really glad about our agreements on jointly opposing corruption, which is critically important for the country's modernization," he said.

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