Ukrainian Politics

 Poroshenko, Biden discuss escalation in Crimea and Donbas

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

Censor.NET reports citing the presidential press office.

Poroshenko informed Biden on the tense security situation on the administrative border with occupied Crimea and in the Donbas due to ongoing militants' attacks, including with the banned large-caliber weapons. The U.S. official was also informed about the large-scale military exercises held by Russia along its border with Ukraine.

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The parties stressed the importance of political and diplomatic efforts aimed at the de-occupation of Crimea. The vice president reiterated the U.S. consistent position regarding non-recognition of Crimea occupation.

Poroshenko and Biden stressed the importance of continuing efforts, including within the Normandy format, focused on the implementation of the Minsk accords by Russia, in particular in the field of security.

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The parties also discussed the importance of the soonest allocation of the next IMF tranche to Ukraine, as well as the U.S. loan guarantees.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n402458