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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun on Friday discussed Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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"Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun met today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko in Washington. Deputy Secretary Biegun and Foreign Minister Prystaiko discussed their mutual desire for a peaceful settlement to Russia's aggression in Ukraine," U.S. Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said.

It is noted "the Deputy Secretary congratulated the Foreign Minister on the progress his government has made to combat corruption and institute reforms."

"The two also discussed opportunities for further integrating Ukraine's military, investment, and trade with the Euro-Atlantic community," reads the report.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Prystaiko said Ukraine was ready for a dialogue with Donbas residents, but not with the fake puppets, so-called "representatives."