Readout of the Vice President’s call With Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk about the importance of maintaining Ukrainian political unity and moving forward with essential reforms. The Vice President condemned the attack on Prime Minister Yatsenyuk in the Rada today, calling on Ukraine’s lawmakers to end divisive rhetoric, which only hinders the reforms that the Ukrainian people deserve. The Vice President commended the Prime Minister on the passage of legislation reforming Ukraine’s civil service, and the leaders agreed on the importance of Ukraine continuing to implement reforms expeditiously.