Biden, Poroshenko discuss reforms needed in Ukraine: White House

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 1:12 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone for the second consecutive day on Friday to discuss the need for Kiev to quickly pass reforms needed for a $17.5 billion International Monetary Fund bailout.

"The two leaders agreed on the importance of unity among Ukrainian political forces to quickly pass reforms in line with the commitments in its IMF program, including measures focused on rooting out corruption," the White House said.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)