On September 4, 2019, the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine hosted a meeting with US Ambassador William Taylor, Temporary Attorney for Ukraine.
The title of the Ambassador’s speech was “Why Ukraine Matters?” According to Ambassador Taylor, “the main aspects that make Ukraine important are: people, its location, its potential.” Ambassador Taylor noted that he was happy to return to Ukraine: “This is exciting time. The whole country is closely watching to the new government, the Youngest President. The youngest Prime Minister. The Youngest Verhovna Rada.
However, according to William Taylor, to determine whether this is an indicator of “new Ukraine”, we must understand what has really changed: “Is there a new commitment to European values? Is there a new obligation to overcome corruption, the oligarchs and cynicism? Is there a new commitment, or maybe new thoughts on how to end the war in the East? “
Great importance in the process of peace-building is the process of “returning to the system of international law and Ukraine is at the center and at the forefront of this struggle. That is why Ukraine matters to us. And Ukraine must win.”