Biden calls Ukraine leader, offers condolences

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (L) and US Vice President Joe Biden during a meeting in Kiev on June 7, 2014US Vice President Joe Biden called Ukraine’s leader Petro Poroshenko Saturday and offered condolences for the deaths of soldiers facing off with pro-Russian militants in the country’s east. During the call, “President Poroshenko informed the Vice President about the latest separatist attacks using heavy weapons on Ukrainian forces and the Vice President expressed his condolences for the loss of life,” the White House said. Biden expressed support for Poroshenko’s efforts to convene a meeting to discuss a possible ceasefire with the separatists, as the Western backed leader’s top aide said all talks with the rebels were off and that the only possible side that could be involved in negotiations was Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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