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Biden offers condolences over Ukraine deaths, support for Poroshenko efforts to gain stability
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, July 12, 2014 3:53 PM EDT
Vice President Joe Biden has offered condolences to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko over killings in eastern Ukraine.
During their second conversation this week, the White House says Biden also expressed support for Poroshenko's efforts to convene a meeting with the separatists on a possible new cease-fire.
Biden also briefed Poroshenko on efforts by the U.S. and its allies to punish Russia if it continues to provide the insurgents with heavy weapons and equipment.