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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 by phone today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.  The leaders affirmed their strong support for the Minsk Agreements as the sole existing framework for resolving the conflict in the Donbas and restoring Ukrainian governance in the east. The Vice President congratulated President Poroshenko on the successful implementation of Ukraine's electronic asset declaration system, noting that this development represents an important step forward in Ukraine's continued fight against corruption. The two leaders also expressed strong support for strengthening and providing needed resources to the National Anticorruption Bureau. Finally, the Vice President and President Poroshenko reiterated the importance of enhancing European energy security.