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

September 20, 2016
Office of the Vice President


The Vice President met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The Vice President congratulated President Poroshenko on completing the IMF review, and also informed him that all policy steps have been taken to proceed with the issuance of Ukraine’s third U.S. sovereign loan guarantee of up to $1 billion. They agreed that these milestones are a demonstration of Ukraine’s continued progress on the path of reform.  The Vice President stressed, however, that it was imperative for Ukraine’s leadership to accelerate the reforms necessary to strengthen Ukraine’s energy and justice sectors. The Vice President also reiterated the urgency of ensuring full implementation of the Minsk Agreements.