: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Poroshenko talks with Biden about support for Ukraine


Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has welcomed the adoption by the U.S. Congress of the Ukraine Freedom Support Act, which was tabled in the Congress during the Ukrainian president’s visit to the United States on September 18.
Poroshenko said this during a phone conversation with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, the presidential press service reported.
“The head of the Ukrainian state expressed hope that this important legislative act would soon be signed by U.S. President Barack Obama that will testify the American people’s solidarity with Ukraine,” reads the statement.
The sides also exchanged views on financial mechanisms to support Ukraine.
“Joseph Biden reiterated the intention of the United States to provide assistance to Ukraine, as well as its readiness to make efforts for the allocation of funding through the International Monetary Fund,” the press service reported.
In addition, Poroshenko enlisted further support of the U.S. vice president regarding the implementation of the peace plan for the settlement of the conflict in Donbas and cooperation for the sake of Ukraine’s overcoming economic challenges.

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