Obama: With Help, Democracy In Ukraine Can Thrive

wochit politics
June 05, 2014 AT 11:56 AM
Sitting down with Ukraine's new leader, President Barack Obama said Ukraine can become a vibrant, thriving democracy if the world community stands behind it. He pledged the United States would provide new support as Ukraine's fragile government seeks a path out of crisis. Obama said after meeting with President-elect Petro Poroshenko, "The Ukrainian people made a wise selection in someone to lead them through this period." In tandem with Wednesday's meeting, the U.S. announced it would send Kiev an additional $5 million in equipment, as Ukraine's military continues to suffer casualties in its confrontation with pro-Russian insurgents, especially in the country's east.