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Readout of the Vice President's Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
Vice President Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine. The Vice President commended President Poroshenko’s leadership in achieving a halt to hostilities and noted the United States would continue to strongly support the additional elements of President Poroshenko’s peace plan, including the disarmament of all illegally armed groups, release of hostages, de-occupation of government buildings, and the return of law and order to the entire territory of Ukraine. President Poroshenko underscored the importance of Ukraine having full control over its border to prevent the inflow of armed militants and weapons, which continue to cross into Ukraine from Russia.