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Readout of the Vice President's Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today regarding the situation in eastern Ukraine. President Poroshenko informed the Vice President about the latest separatist attacks using heavy weapons on Ukrainian forces and the Vice President expressed his condolences for the loss of life. The Vice President expressed support for President Poroshenko’s efforts to convene a meeting to discuss a possible ceasefire with the separatists, and informed Poroshenko of ongoing U.S. diplomatic efforts to work with our international partners to impose costs on Russia if it continues on its current course of providing the separatists with heavy weapons and equipment.