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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden¹s Meeting With Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klychko

Vice President Joe Biden met today with Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klychko to discuss bilateral relations, economic and governance reforms, and the conflict with Russia in the Donbas. The Vice President underscored the U.S. commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.  The Vice President also congratulated the Mayor on adopting important police, transparency, and procurement reforms in Kyiv and noted the importance of continuing anti-corruption efforts nationwide.  Lastly, the two leaders agreed on the importance of maintaining sanctions on Russia until the Minsk agreements are implemented in full and the Ukrainian side of the international border is returned to Ukrainian government control.