On July 28, while on a working trip, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin met with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House.
The counterparts discussed topical issues regarding stabilization of security situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, healing the Ukrainian economy and strengthening the defense capabilities of Ukraine.
Minister Klimkin expressed his gratitude to the Vice President for consistent and active US assistance. He underlined the importance of consolidating international community’s efforts in reaction to Russian aggression. At the same time Minister Klimkin noted significant losses to Ukrainian economy caused by terrorists’ attacks and emphasized the importance of restoration of the infrastructure in Eastern Ukraine.
Vice President Biden stressed the strong US support for President Poroshenko's peace plan, as well as, support for the undertaken political and economic reforms in Ukraine. He highlighted the US readiness to provide further political and technical assistance to Ukraine in order to face the existing challenges.
The Vice President underlined that the United States would continue to exert effort for imposing further costs on Russia if it fails to deescalate situation in Ukraine.