Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, during a phone conversation with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, had discussed international efforts on the implementation of his peace plan in the Donbas and the restoration of infrastructure in the areas that were freed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces from terrorists, the presidential press service has reported.
Poroshenko noted that today the Ukrainian authorities pay great attention to the restoration of proper living conditions in the liberated towns, in particular, on ensuring water and electricity supply, television and radio broadcasting, which were destroyed or significantly damaged by militants. He noted that the revival of civilian life in the Donbas is a priority for Ukraine, given what residents had to endure during terrorist invasion on Ukrainian settlements. Biden, in turn, expressed his admiration for the self-restraint and actions of Ukraine and reiterated continued support from the United States. Biden said that the United States was ready to consider financing projects to rebuild infrastructure in the Donbas, following the example of the German initiative for residents of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk. Biden also said that the United States stands ready to make efforts to expand support for Ukraine from international financial institutions.