Poroshenko, Biden discuss situation in Donbas and extension of sanctions against Russia

Poroshenko, Biden discuss situation in Donbas and extension of sanctions against Russia

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for a working lunch in Washington on March 31.

According to the Ukrainian president’s press service, the sides discussed the development of situation in Donbas. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told about the details of his recent talks in Minsk.

The parties agreed that for the implementation of a political part of the Minsk agreements, Russia should realize all the terms in the sphere of security.

The interlocutors also agreed that sanctions against Russia should be extended till Russia implements the Minsk agreements in full. Vice President Biden assured of U.S. firm position on the non-recognition of Crimea’s annexation.

In addition, Vice President Biden told President Poroshenko that the United States would allocate additional $335 million in security assistance, in particular, for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard and the State Border Service.

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