Biden reaffirms intention to revitalize strategic partnership with Ukraine - White House

Biden reaffirms intention to revitalize strategic partnership with Ukraine - White House

U.S. President Joe Biden has reaffirmed his support for Ukraine's sovereignty and integrity and expressed his intention to revitalize the strategic partnership with Ukraine in the context of reforms and the fight against corruption, the White House has said in a statement following a phone call between the presidents of the United States and Ukraine.

"President Biden affirmed the United States' unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia's ongoing aggression in the Donbas and Crimea," the statement reads.

According to the statement, Biden emphasized "his administration's commitment to revitalize our strategic partnership in support of President [Volodymyr] Zelensky's plan to tackle corruption and implement a reform agenda based on our shared democratic values that delivers justice, security, and prosperity to the people of Ukraine."

"The leaders agreed these reforms are central to Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations," the statement said.

Both parties also discussed the importance of close United States-Ukraine cooperation to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen democracy in the region.

Earlier reports said that the phone call between Biden and Zelensky lasted about 30-40 minutes.


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