Biden to Ukraine Leader: US To Continue Sanctions on Russia for "Irresponsible Actions"

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_a6f2890e5f.jpgOfficial White House Photo by David Lienemann (WASHINGTON) -- Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday, telling the leader that the United States would continue to coordinate with the European Union and the G7 about imposing further sanctions on Russia. In a readout of their correspondence, Biden called Russia's actions in Ukraine "deeply destabilizing and irresponsible." The two discussed the political situation in the country, as well as access for international investigators to the MH17 crash site.

President Poroshenko said the government would continue its work to address "critical" economic reforms, and told Biden of his efforts to facilitate the investigation into the Malaysia Airline tragedy.

The Ukrainian leader added that Russia is still supplying heavy weapons to separatists, bringing Ukrainian troops under direct fire from positions on the Russian side of the border.

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