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Biden Announces More Aid For Ukraine, Calls For Reforms

Biden Visits Kyiv To Boost Ukraine Tiesi
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December 07, 2015
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Kyiv for a two-day visit aimed at reaffirming Washington's support for Ukraine. After visiting a monument to protesters killed during the 2014 revolution, he held talks with President Petro Poroshenko. (AP)
WATCH: Biden Visits Kyiv To Boost Ukraine Ties (AP video)

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has announced new financial aid of $190 million to help Ukraine implement reforms.

Speaking on December 7 after talks with President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv, Biden urged the Ukrainian leadership to continue on the path of reforms and ramp up the fight against corruption.

“Ukraine is on the cusp -- what happens in the next year is likely to determine the fate of the country for generations," he said.

Biden also reiterated that the United States will never accept Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in March 2014.

Biden Calls On Russia To Stop 'Continued Aggression' Against Ukrainei
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December 07, 2015
On a visit to the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announced $190 million in new financial and said the United States will never accept Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

WATCH: Biden Calls On Russia To Stop 'Continued Aggression' Against Ukraine

Biden earlier met with members of parliament and civic society, and Kyiv’s Mayor Vitali Klitschko.

It is Biden’s fourth visit to Kyiv since Russia annexed Crimea and gave its backing to Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

 

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP  

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