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Readout of the Vice President's Call with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych

November 13, 2012

Vice President Biden spoke to the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, today to thank him for his congratulatory message following last week’s U.S. election.  Noting the strong interest of the United States in enhancing its relationship with Ukraine, the Vice President voiced concerns over Ukraine’s recent parliamentary elections and asked President Yanukovych to ensure the process is completed in a fair and transparent manner.  He also urged Ukraine to live up to its democratic commitments and end selective prosecutions.