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War in Donbas, reforms and Covid-19 pandemic: White House tells details of conversation with Zelensky

Source : 112 Ukraine

Joe Biden reaffirmed U.S. continued support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity
18:44, 2 April 2021

 AFP 

The President of the United States Joe Biden and the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had their first telephone conversation. During the conversation, the leaders discussed the situation in Donbas, the fight against corruption in Ukraine and the coronavirus pandemic. This was reported by the press service of the White House.

"President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine," it is reported.

During the conversation, President Biden affirmed the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbas and Crimea.

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"He emphasized his administration’s commitment to revitalize our strategic partnership in support of President Zelenskyy’s plan to tackle corruption and implement a reform agenda based on our shared democratic values that delivers justice, security, and prosperity to the people of Ukraine. The leaders agreed these reforms are central to Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations. They also discussed the importance of close United States-Ukraine cooperation to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen democracy in the region," the message reads.

Earlier, it was reported that the leaders spoke for 30 to 40 minutes, according to one of the people, and Biden reiterated his commitment to Ukraine and said in his heart and mind he is a great believer in the country.

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