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 US to grant Ukraine additional $335 million in security assistance

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the situation in the Donbas and the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

Censor.NET reports referring to presidential press service.

The parties agreed that for the implementation of the political track of the Minsk agreements Russia should stick to security commitments. The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry updated his interlocutors on peculiarities of the latest negotiations in Moscow.

Petro Poroshenko and Joseph Biden also talked the possibility of sending an international security mission to the Donbas. The parties condemned the illegal imprisonment of pilot Nadiia Savchenko, and called for her release and for immediate and unimpeded medical access.

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The participants of the meeting reiterated the importance of maintaining sanctions against Russia until Minsk is fully implemented and discussed the ways of greater engagement of the U.S. in the Minsk process. Biden emphasized that the U.S. continues to reject the occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea.

He also informed President Poroshenko that the United States is moving forward with an additional $335 million in security assistance, which will fund Ukraine's Armed Forces, National Guard, and State Border Guard Service.

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