Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (June 10)

Vice President Joe Biden met today at the White House with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to discuss Ukraine’s reform agenda and the implementation of the Minsk agreements. The Vice President underscored the resolve of the United States and its G-7 partners to continue pressing Russia to fully implement the Minsk agreements, including return of the Ukrainian side of the international border to Ukrainian control, as well as the withdrawal of all Russian soldiers and weapons from Ukraine. The Vice President also noted that the United States and its G-7 allies stand ready to impose significant additional sanctions if necessary to respond to Russia’s actions. Finally, the Vice President and Prime Minister discussed Ukraine’s reform agenda, and the need to continue moving forward with anti-corruption measures and other efforts that will support stability and growth, and help to attract additional investment in Ukraine.