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    State Department spokesperson stated that the United States has openly worked with Ukrainian opposition on social and economic issues.

    WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) — The United States has openly worked with Ukrainian opposition on social and economic issues, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said Monday during a press briefing.

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    “It is no secret that we’ve worked with the government of Ukraine, the opposition, with other stake holders to reach an agreement to put Ukraine back on track, towards fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Ukraine for democracy, respect for human rights, European integration and long-term economic growth,” Psaki said answering a question on alleged US involvement in overthrowing the previous Ukrainian government.

    The United States have been providing Kiev with financial assistance. In January, the US Congress passed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act which has authorized $350 million for the provision of «defense articles» to Ukraine’s military, according to the Act.

    “We were very vocal about our support for their transition and our support for economic assistance they needed, and assistance they needed to get through that transition period after those decisions were made by individuals who were formerly leading Ukraine,” Psaki said.

    Since the beginning of the Ukrainian conflict, the United States has been voicing support to the new Kiev government, accusing Russia of providing military assistance to independence supporters and even sending its troops to the southeast of Ukraine, a claim that Moscow has repeatedly denied.

     

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