Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko met with President of the International Republican Institute (IRI) Daniel Twining and the Regional Director for Eurasia Stephen Nix.
The politician informed them in detail about the political and socio-economic situation in Ukraine. She thanked the International Republican Institute for its long support for reforms in Ukraine, in particular for strengthening democracy and reforming public administration.
The parties stressed the need to hold presidential elections next year in line with democratic standards – that elections should be free and fair.
They also discussed the escalation of Russia’s war against Ukraine, and in particular the recent developments in the Kerch Strait.
Yulia Tymoshenko called for the continuation and strengthening of sanctions policy against the Russian Federation.