ADVERTISEMENT

Joe Biden: "Russia cannot be allowed to redraw the map of Europe"

Joe Biden: "Russia cannot be allowed to redraw the map of Europe"
Copyright 
By Seamus Kearney
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button

The crisis in Ukraine has dominated talks between the US Vice President and top EU officials

ADVERTISEMENT

The crisis in Ukraine has dominated talks between the US Vice President and top EU officials.

Joe Biden’s visit to Europe comes as the US considers whether to provide weapons to Ukraine in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists.

How to boost security and financial aid to Kyiv, and put further pressure on Russia, has also been discussed.

Biden said: “This is a moment where the United States and Europe must stand together, stand firm.

“Russia cannot be allowed to redraw the map of
Europe, because that’s exactly what they are doing.”

Donald Tusk, the European Council President and former Polish Prime Minister, said: “We cannot compromise on Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

“The EU remains fully committed to continue giving support to the Ukrainians, helping then to reform the country and become a modern, prosperous and democratic society.”

Biden will also be attending the Munich Security Conference, where he is expected to meet the Ukrainian President and German Chancellor.

People in Donetsk doubt peace talks in Moscow will achieve anything http://t.co/iT8tPNzla0

— euronews (@euronews) February 6, 2015

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Looking for an online article from 2013? It may have disappeared, new study says

Putin and Xi discuss Ukraine prospects as they celebrate 'no limits' partnership

'Extreme' solar storm triggers colourful light show around the world