US Vice President Biden to Visit Ukraine Later Today

Washington,April 21 (QNA) -Tthe White House said on Monday that US
Vice President Joe Biden was to travel to Ukraine later today , amid
ongoing tensions with Russia in the former Soviet state.

Biden was on Tuesday to hold talks with Prime Minister Arseniy
Yatsenyuk and acting President Oleksandr Turchynov, as well as
members of the Rada, or parliament, the Sate Department said.

Discussions would cover “the international community’s efforts to
help stabilize and strengthen Ukraine’s economy and to assist Ukraine
in moving forward on constitutional reform, decentralization,
anti-corruption efforts, and free and fair presidential elections on
May 25th,” it said.

“In these meetings, the Vice President will also consult on the
latest developments in eastern Ukraine and on steps to enhance
Ukraine’s short- and long-term energy security.”
Clashes broke out Sunday in the eastern Ukrainian region of
Donetsk between Ukrainian nationalists and pro-Russia

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