The Head of State informed the U.S. Vice President on aggravation of the security situation in Donbas, particularly violation of ceasefire regime by Russia.
Vice President Michael Pence emphasized that the United States fully support Ukraine in its struggle for restoration of sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Petro Poroshenko welcomed the U.S. actions aimed to prevent future war crimes of Bashar Assad’s regime against civilians in Syria.
In his turn, Michael Pence thanked Ukraine for solidarity with USA after a chemical attack in Idlib.
The parties also coordinated schedule of bilateral contacts at the highest level.
Vice President Pence congratulated President Poroshenko on the allocation of another IMF tranche noting success of the Ukrainian authorities in the implementation of important reforms.
The Head of State expressed gratitude for a strong bipartisan support for Ukraine from the U.S. Congress in the issue of countering the ongoing Russian aggression, enhancement of defense capacity of our country and implementation of the internal reforms.
The key attention was focused on the opportunities of intensification of the investment activity of American companies in Ukraine, as well as on the development of bilateral trade, particularly in the context of expansion of exports of Ukrainian commodities to the United States.
The parties discussed the implementation of structural reforms in Ukraine and the future events to be conducted shortly.
On the eve of the G20 meeting that will take place in Germany, the parties coordinated positions as regards termination of Russian aggression in Donbas and return of Crimea. In this context, the President put forward proposals on the more active involvement of the U.S. in the peace process in Donbas. The parties agreed to continue consultations with a view to elaborate joint measures.