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Tensions high, Biden starts visit to Ukraine

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 5:07 a.m.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrives at Borispol airport outside Kiev, Ukraine on Monday April 21, 2014. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues. Biden planned to meet Tuesday with government leaders who took over after pro-Russia Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February following months of protests. The White House said President Barack Obama and Biden agreed he should make the two-day visit to the capital city to send a high-level signal of support for reform efforts being pushed the new government. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

KIEV, Ukraine — Vice President Joe Biden on Monday began a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues.

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