Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden tried to convince the Russian Federation to exert pressure on the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's Republic to cancel local elections, said the White house following his meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
"The leaders discussed implementation of the Minsk agreements and the need for Russia to push the separatists it supports in order to cancel the fake elections in the separatist controlled parts of the Donbass. If they are held, it will be a direct failures of the implementation plan of the Minsk agreements ", - reported in the report of the White house.
"The Vice President welcomed not so long ago finalized an agreement on further demilitarization on the line of contact, but expressed concern that the separatists are unable to provide full access to the OSCE observers and the fact that the Russian Federation continues to send troops and weapons to Ukraine ", - told in the White house.
at the meeting they also discussed " the need to strengthen regional energy security ", under which the US traditionally understand the reduction of energy supplies from Russia.
Russia denies accusations by Western countries of meddling in domestic conflict and inform all parties are obliged to fulfill the Minsk agreement on the settlement in Ukraine.