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In a phone call today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the United States’ steadfast support for Ukraine’s efforts to combat Russian aggression, improve governance, and reform its economy. The leaders agreed on the importance of expanding bilateral trade and investment, and the Vice President underscored the need for continued reforms to fight corruption, increase transparency, and improve the business climate. The Vice President reiterated that the United States will continue to hold Russia accountable until it fulfills its commitments under the Minsk agreements, returns the Crimean peninsula to Ukraine, and ceases its destabilizing activities.