Poroshenko and Biden agreed on $1 billion tranche and new prosecutor general

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.

Censor.NET informs citing the press services of the president and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.

Vice President Biden congratulated President Poroshenko on the new cabinet headed by Volodymyr Hroisman and government program of work that were approved by the Rada yesterday.

Petro Poroshenko emphasized that the new government would continue reforms, cooperate with the IMFб and fulfill the Minsk agreements. In this context, Joseph Biden assured that the USA would further support Ukraine. In particular, the parties agreed that the agreement on the allocation of the third tranche of credit guarantees in the amount of USD 1 billion will soon be signed.

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The vice president stressed that Ukraine must use the renewed political stability to move forward on the reforms required to secure Ukraine's future - including fulfilling Ukraine's IMF commitments. Biden also stressed the urgency of putting in place a new Prosecutor General who would bolster the agency's anti-corruption efforts and strongly support the work of its reformers.

Expressing grave concern about escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, Joe Biden reiterated the urgent need for all sides to accelerate Minsk implementation. He expressed deep concern about the deteriorating health of Ukrainian pilot and member of Parliament Nadiia Savchenko, who is imprisoned in Russia, and called for her immediate release.

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