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United States ready to help Kiev authorities — Biden

April 22, 2014, 12:46 UTC+3

US Vice President Joseph Biden, who is currently visiting Kiev, also called for fighting endemic “cancer of corruption”

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US Vice President Joe Biden(left) meets Oleksandr Turchynov

US Vice President Joe Biden(left) meets Oleksandr Turchynov

© AP Photo/Sergei Supinsky, Pool

KIEV, April 22. /ITAR-TASS/. The US welcomes the changes happening in Ukraine and is ready to help the Kiev’s authorities on this way, US Vice President Joseph Biden said at a meeting with parliament-appointed Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov.

The press service of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine’s parliament) reported that Biden and Turchynov discussed the current situation in Ukraine. According to Turchynov, a process of “recovery and reform of the executive branch of power” is taking shape in the country.

During his visit to Kiev, Biden said that Ukraine will be able to achieve energy security, but it will take time

Biden met with MPs from the Verkhovna Rada and Ukraine’s presidential candidates. The Vice President said the US was ready to provide economic support to Ukraine. He also called for fighting endemic “cancer of corruption”.

Speaking about the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine, scheduled for May 25, Biden said they would be the most important in the country’s history.

The US Vice president arrived in Kiev on April 21 on a two-day visit. 

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