"My sincere congratulations to Donald Trump on being elected president of the United States and to the friendly American nation on democratic expression of will. This is a symbol of true democracy when nobody knew the results of the elections until the very last moment. And this is a feature of true democracy always professed and promoted by our reliable and strategic American partners and friends," the head of state said at the meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
Poroshenko emphasized that having won the highest office in the state, the new president of the United States also assumed responsibility for the global leadership of the United States in the democratic world.
Poroshenko once again expressed appreciation for the support of Ukraine by the political forces of the United States demonstrated by the American people, the Congress, the Senate, the president and his administration. Poroshenko said he hopes that the U.S. would continue to provide that support in two important spheres - the fight of Ukrainians against the Russian aggression, for freedom and independence, restoration of sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as in the implementation of large-scale reforms in various sectors, starting from fight against corruption, energy sector reform, ensuring the rule of law, implementation of constitutional amendments on justice, reform of public procurement system, security and defense etc.
The head of state welcomed the re-election of representatives of the Ukrainian Caucus to the United States Senate, which, he said, would help continue efficient interaction and cooperation with the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Poroshenko expressed gratitude to the U.S. Ambassador for the statement that sanctions against Russia would be continued in December and the new U.S. Administration would remain a reliable partner in the struggle for democracy.
Ukraine's president invited his newly elected U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to visit Ukraine.
Earlier, Republican nominee Donald Trump won the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8.