Accessibility links

Breaking News

Ukrainian President To Meet With U.S. Vice President March 31

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for a working lunch on March 31, the White House announced on March 30.

Poroshenko is one of more than 50 leaders from countries around the world in Washington this week for President Barack Obama's fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit.

Poroshenko had sought a meeting with Obama, but apparently was unable to arrange one because of Obama's full schedule.

Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said on March 29 that Poroshenko wanted to meet with Obama because Ukraine "has been at the cutting edge of the fight between democracy and what we abandoned in the past and deserves this meeting."

Based on reporting by Reuters and Interfax

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.