Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) shakes hands with US Vice President Joe Biden after they delivered a statement on the results of talks in Kiev on December 7, 2015. AFP / POOL / SERGEI SUPINSKY
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said during a visit to Kiev on Monday that Washington remained committed to its demands for Russia to adhere to a shaky Ukrainian peace agreement and hand back Crimea to Kiev.Washington and the European Union support Kiev's view of Russia being an "aggressor" that orchestrated the separatist revolt in reprisal for the February 2014 ouster of a Moscow-backed president -- an assertion the Kremlin denies.Biden also took the opportunity to urge Ukrainian authorities to do more to tackle the rampant graft that has plagued the county for much of its recent history, amid growing discontent among Ukrainians over Poroshenko's seeming inability to end the scourge.
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