President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, Censor.NET reports citing the press office of the president.
Joseph Biden commended the appointment of Yurii Lutsenko to the post of Prosecutor General of Ukraine and reiterated willingness of the United States to provide support for Ukraine in the prosecution reform and struggle against corruption. He noted the importance of legislative amendments on the establishment of General Inspection in the Prosecutor General's Office.
The president informed on measures aimed at improving public finance system and business climate in Ukraine. He was hopeful that the results of reforms in Ukraine would intensify support for Ukraine by the United States, IMF and other international partners of Ukraine.
The parties agreed to sign the bilateral treaty on the provision of the third tranche of loan guarantees in the amount of USD 1 billion to Ukraine shortly.
The interlocutors discussed the situation in the Donbas and the results of ministerial negotiations in the Normandy format. Petro Poroshenko emphasized the priority of creating security preconditions for the further political settlement of the situation in the Donbas caused by the Russian aggression. In this context, the parties noted the importance of deploying the OSCE armed police mission in the occupied territories.
Petro Poroshenko and Joseph Biden also coordinated further consolidated international sanction pressure on Russia during the G7 Summit in Japan on May 26-27 aimed at achieving real de-escalation of the situation in the Donbas.
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