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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz

President Obama spoke yesterday with Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz of Poland.  The President affirmed the strong partnership between the United States and Poland, and thanked the Prime Minister for Poland’s steady support for Ukraine.  The two leaders agreed on the need to assist the new Government of Ukraine to implement reforms to stabilize the economy and strengthen governance, and called on Russia to end its destabilizing actions in Ukraine and to fulfill its commitments to support the peace process in eastern Ukraine.  The President also thanked the Prime Minister for Poland’s significant contributions to the missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the two leaders agreed on the need for continued international cooperation in support of these missions.  The President reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to the collective defense of its NATO allies.