The head of state informed Biden on the situation in the Donbas. At the same time, he emphasized that Ukraine didn't see any signs of de-escalation from Russia and pro-Russian militants.
The parties discussed further steps to continue exerting pressure on Russia for it to fulfill the Minsk agreements as well as political-diplomatic solutions for Crimea's de-occupation.
Joseph Biden noted the importance of leadership in these turbulent times. The interlocutors stressed the necessity to proceed with reforms in Ukraine, particularly in view of cooperation with the IMF.