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Biden to travel to Ukraine later this month
Biden to visit Ukraine on April 22, ahead of country's May presidential election
Associated Press
2014-04-13 06:22 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine later this month to meet with government and citizen leaders.

The White House says Biden will travel to the capital of Kiev on April 22 for a visit that will focus on the international community's efforts to help stabilize and strengthen Ukraine's economy.

The White House said Saturday that Biden also will assist Ukraine in its efforts aimed at constitutional reform, decentralization, anti-corruption, and free and fair presidential elections set for May 25.

As Ukraine deals with possible bankruptcy, uprisings in the east by pro-Russian separatists have unsettled the country. With tens of thousands of Russian troops deployed along the Ukrainian border, Ukraine and its allies worry that Russia could follow its annexation of Crimea by invading eastern Ukraine.

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