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Ukraine interested in alignment of Ukrainian and U.S. sanctions policy – First Deputy PM

KYIV. September 6 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukraine is interested in the as much as possible alignment of the sanctions policy of Ukraine and the United States against the Russian Federation, First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy Oleksiy Liubchenko said at a meeting with the leadership of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

"Ukraine, for its part, is implementing a large-scale sanctions policy against the Russian Federation in response to Russian aggression. Oleksiy Liubchenko announced his interest in closer cooperation on the practical implementation of sanctions, in particular in as much as possible alignment of the sanctions policy, including for the introduction of secondary restrictive measures," the Ministry of Economy said in a release on the website following the meeting of Liubchenko with Acting Under Secretary of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury Andy Baukol, senior adviser to Treasury Secretary David Lipton and Director of the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) Faris Fink.

In addition, Liubchenko confirmed Ukraine’s desire to continue cooperation programs.

"We consider our cooperation with the IMF not only from the point of view of obtaining additional financing, which is undoubtedly important for the further sustainable development of the Ukrainian economy, but also taking into account the signal that our effective interaction with the IMF provides to other international investors," the press service of the Ministry said, citing Liubchenko.