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Biden Announces More Aid For Ukraine, Calls For Reforms

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.

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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