Main takeaways.

 On September 1 the two presidents finally had the opportunity to meet, clear the air and establish a personal relationship. It appears that mutual trust and confidence have been restored and bilateral relations bolstered in what both referred to as an enhanced strategic partnership. A broad-ranging joint US-Ukrainian statement was issued affirming this, announcing the creation of a joint commission to elaborate it further, and declaring that bilateral relations are “stronger than ever.” Agreements on strategic defense partnership, cooperation in