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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 Biden spoke by phone today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.  The two leaders underscored the importance of full implementation of the Minsk agreements, and President Poroshenko previewed Ukrainian preparations for the upcoming EU-Ukraine Summit in Brussels on November 24.  The leaders expressed hope that the summit would provide a positive signal of support for the Ukrainian people.  The leaders also discussed Ukraine's reform trajectory and emphasized the need for continued swift progress, including on steps needed to secure Ukraine's next tranche of IMF funding.