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While the celebration was pleasant, the entertainment great and the food and drink plentiful, both nations hit the 20-year mark on a melancholy note, with diminished expectations and a currently strained relationship.

The U.S. was represented by Ambassador John F. Tefft, while the Ukrainian side was represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, who both gave cordial speeches.

Tefft said: “The United States wants, as it has always wanted, what Ukrainians themselves want for their country – a Ukraine that is sovereign, independent, prosperous and irreversibly democratic: a country that is modernizing as a European state; a transparent, inclusive Ukraine where a dynamic civil society is free to contribute to public life; a country which is open to investment and welcomes international business, and a Ukraine, where all citizens enjoy the full protection of the rule of law.”

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