The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release
December 21, 2014
Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke today about the situation in eastern Ukraine and diplomatic efforts to support the Minsk peace process. They also discussed the financial situation in Ukraine and the government's notable efforts to implement broad reforms. President Poroshenko thanked the United States for enacting additional restrictions on trade and investment with entities in Crimea, and for the President's signing of the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014. The Vice President and President Poroshenko discussed progress in assembling a new package of international financial assistance to support Ukraine as it moves forward with its reform program.