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Ukrainian President Poroshenko and Joe Biden discuss ‘road map’ for constitutional change in Kiev

Source: Interfax

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and US Vice President Joseph Biden met in Davos to discuss a “road map” for constitutional changes in Ukraine.

“We separately discussed a ‘road map’ for constitutional changes,” said Poroshenko after meeting with Biden on Thursday night.

During the meeting, the two sides are said to have coordinated actions with respect revitalizing the political process, including the preparation procedures for elections in Ukraine's Donbass region that are “in accordance with Ukrainian legislation and with the broad participation of international observers.”

In early December 2015, the US vice president held a series of meetings with Ukraine's leaders.

Vice President Biden has urged Ukraine to fight its rampant corruption and rein in its powerful oligarchs. However, his calls are somewhat undermined by the fact the his son, Hunter Biden, has business connections to one of Ukraine’s largest natural gas companies, Burisma Holdings, and with its owner, Mykola Zlochevsky. Burisma Holdings and Mr. Zlochevsky are currently under investigation for money laundering.