The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expressed "resolute disagreement" with the accusations of selling weapons to Iraq, brought on September 24 by the US Secretary of State on behalf of the US.
"When it comes to the information presented as evidence or providing any kind of explanation on the validity of the accusations", the US reasoning "does not stand criticism", the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry press service said on Wednesday.
Kiev emphasizes the fact that "in the absence of notable evidence" the American side launched a review of their policy towards Ukraine. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry believes that the partial suspension of the US assistance is of "quite negative, though symbolic significance." Kiev shows "fundamental concern in whether the actions of the US administration are motivated by its assistance in the creation of a democratic and market Ukraine integrated into Europe or the United States is guided by motifs of other kind," stresses the Foreign Ministry.
Kiev assures that Ukraine is ready to cooperate "with the aim of proving the accusations groundless."
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969