Biden to Russia:Reduce Ukraine Tension 04/22 06:07
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is warning Russia that "it's time to stop
talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is warning Russia that
"it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine.
Biden spoke Tuesday after meeting with Ukrainian officials in their capital,
The vice president also announced the United States will provide an
additional $50 million to help Ukraine's beleaguered government with political
and economic reforms.
The money includes $11 million to help conduct the May 25 presidential
election, including voter education, administration and oversight. It also will
help fund expert teams from U.S. government agencies to help Ukraine to reduce
its reliance on energy supplies from Russia. Other technical advisers will help
The White House has also announced $8 million in nonlethal military
assistance for the Ukrainian armed forces, including bomb-disposal equipment,
communications gear and vehicles.