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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

President Obama will host President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine at the White House on Thursday, September 18. The visit will highlight the United States’ firm commitment to stand with Ukraine as it pursues democracy, independence, and stability. President Obama looks forward to discussing with President Poroshenko efforts to pursue a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine as well as our continued support for Ukraine’s struggle to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.