Vice President Biden Travels to Ukraine
The Vice President has departed for Kyiv, Ukraine, for the inauguration of President-elect Petro Poroshenko. While in Kyiv, the Vice President will attend the inauguration ceremonies together with the other members of the President’s delegation: Senators John McCain, Ron Johnson, and Chris Murphy; Representative Marcy Kaptur; Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland; and Ambassadors Dan Baer and Geoff Pyatt. The Vice President will have separate meetings with President-elect Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to discuss the Ukrainian government’s agenda for democratic reform, economic development, and de-escalation of the crisis in the eastern part of the country. He will also meet with Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti to discuss developments in the region.
Please note all times are approximate and are subject to change.
Saturday, June 7 – Kyiv, Ukraine
At 9:00 AM LOCAL TIME/2:00 AM ET, the Vice President will arrive in Kyiv at Boryspil International Airport. The Vice President’s arrival is open press.
At 10:00 AM LOCAL TIME/3:00 AM ET, the Vice President will attend the inauguration of President-elect Petro Poroshenko at the Rada.
In the afternoon, the Vice President will travel to St. Sophia of Kyiv National Preserve to attend a reception in honor of President-elect Poroshenko. The Vice President’s arrival at 12:30 PM LOCAL TIME/5:30 AM ET is open press. The reception is closed press.
At 2:15 PM LOCAL TIME/7:15 AM ET, the Vice President will hold a bilateral meet with President Nicolae Timofti of the Republic of Moldova at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting.
Afterwards, the Vice President will hold a restricted meeting with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the Cabinet of Ministers Club. This meeting is closed press. At 3:30 PM LOCAL TIME /8:30 AM ET, an expanded meeting will follow with the Vice President and Prime Minister Yatsenyuk. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting.
At 4:15 PM LOCAL TIME/9:15 AM ET, the Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with President-elect Poroshenko at the Presidential Administrative Building. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting.
Afterwards, the Vice President will depart Kyiv, Ukraine, en route Wilmington, Delaware, where he will remain through the weekend.