Proshenko, Biden discuss importance of IMF tranche for Ukraine

20.08.2016 13:48 713

President Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with Vice President of the United States Joseph Biden.

The press service of the Head of State reported.

The Head of Ukrainian State informed the US Vice President about the tense security situation on the administrative border with the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and in Donbas, where the militants continue shelling, in particular, using the prohibited heavy weaponry, as well as about the large-scale military exercises in close vicinity of the Russian-Ukrainian border.

The conversation participants stressed the importance of political and diplomatic efforts to de-occupy the Crimea. The US Vice President emphasized the consistent US non-recognition policy on the Crimean occupation.

Petro Poroshenko and Joseph Biden underscored the importance to continue their efforts, including in the Normandy format, to achieve fulfillment by Russia of the Minsk agreements, specifically, in the security domain.  

The parties also discussed the importance for Ukraine of getting the IMF tranche in the near future and provision of the US credit guarantees.


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