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    US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have discussed the deadly terrorist attacks in Belgium, the White House said in a statement.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, Poroshenko and Biden had a phone conversation, where they spoke about the attack on Belgium's capital.

    "The two leaders…. expressed deep sorrow for the victims of today's horrific terrorist attack in Belgium," a White House statement read.

    On Tuesday, a series of blasts hit Brussels Airport and a central metro station located near the EU institutions' offices. The deadly attacks left at least 34 people dead and another 230 injured.

    The infamous militant group Daesh (ISIL/ISIS), which has been condemned by many countries including Russia and the United States, has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The group said Belgium was targeted as "a country participating in the international coalition against the Islamic State," according to The Independent, which noted that the country had halted its limited bombing campaign against Daesh in Iraq in June 2015. Daesh supporters have lauded the deadly tragedy on Twitter.

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