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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.  The two leaders agreed on the importance of making progress on the security and political aspects of the Minsk agreements, and expressed serious concern about the worsening security situation in eastern Ukraine.  The leaders also discussed the political situation in Ukraine, agreeing that it is essential for Ukraine to continue to take action to root out corruption and implement reforms.  The Vice President urged the governing coalition to quickly establish unity to allow Ukraine to move forward with reforms, in line with the commitments in its IMF program.