US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk arrive to deliver a statement on the results of talks in Kiev on December 7, 2015. AFP / GENYA SAVILOV
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US Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that Washington remained determined to see Russia adhere to a shaky Ukrainian peace agreement and hand back Crimea to Kiev.The situation changed when Russia began launching ferocious air strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's foes on September 30 .Biden said the latest developments in the Middle East in no way appeased Washington's anger with Putin or slackened its support for Poroshenko's pro-Western team.Biden also hinted that Russia may face additional US sanctions if its peace commitments were not met.Biden also spoke out on the issue of graft in country where morale is sagging due to Poroshenko's seeming inability to tackle the corruption that has plagued Ukraine for much most of its recent years.
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