The following press statement, titled “U.S. support for Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity,” was issued by U.S. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus on November 27.
The United States reaffirms our unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the lead-up to the December 9 Normandy Format Summit among Ukraine, France, Germany, and Russia — the first since 2016.
The United States is committed to working with our allies and partners to keep pressure on Russia to live up to its commitments under the Minsk agreements and to begin the process of peacefully restoring Ukraine’s full sovereignty over the Donbas. This would be a first step in the full restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, including its territorial waters.