KIEV (Reuters) – In a show of U.S. support for Ukraine’s embattled government, Vice President Joe Biden delivered an aid package on Tuesday and demanded Russia back off but also warned Kiev it must tackle the “cancer of corruption”.
Demanding Moscow “stop talking and start acting” to disarm pro-Russian separatists who Ukraine says aim to undermine the May 25 election, Biden told presidential candidates it may be “the most important election in Ukrainian history”.
Biden says nobody, unless you’re “Mr Putin,” wants to be involved in a corrupt society.
KIEV (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will announce a package of technical assistance focused on energy and economic aid distribution during a two-day visit to Ukraine that began on Monday, a senior administration official said.
Biden is the highest ranking U.S. official to visit the country since the crisis with Russia erupted months ago.
Driving into Kiev with Biden, hard to imagine war-like conditions not far from here. In city normal life continues.
KIEV (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will announce a package of technical assistance focused on energy and economic aid distribution during a two day visit to Kiev, a senior administration official said on Monday.
Briefing reporters on board Biden’s plane, the official said the assistance was made up primarily of technical know-how to help boost energy efficiency as well as production in Ukrainian natural gas fields and extraction of “unconventional” gas resources.