Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

Vice President Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.  The Vice President condemned the unjust conviction and sentencing of Ukrainian pilot and member of parliament  Nadiya Savchenko and underlined Russia’s obligation under the Minsk Agreements to release her. The Vice President emphasized the importance of Ukraine quickly reestablishing a stable government and parliamentary coalition committed to implementing needed reforms. The leaders agreed on the importance of fully implementing all  aspects of the Minsk agreements in order to end the suffering of the people living in separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine and restore Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The two leaders also expressed deep sorrow for the victims of today’s horrific terrorist attack in Belgium.