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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Yatsenyuk of Ukraine

President Obama will welcome Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine to the White House on March 12.  The visit will highlight the strong support of the United States for the people of Ukraine, who have demonstrated inspiring courage and resilience through recent times of crisis.  The President and Prime Minister Yatsenyuk will discuss how to find a peaceful resolution to Russia’s ongoing military intervention in Crimea that would respect Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity.  They will also discuss support the international community can provide to help Ukraine confront its economic challenges, and the importance of uniting Ukraine and working to fulfill the aspirations of the Ukrainian people as they prepare for May presidential elections.