Joe Biden: Ukraine is fighting for its future on the battlefields of the East and in the halls of power in Kyiv

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Article by: Oleksandr Yaroshchuk

The United States of America stays committed to supporting Ukraine, said the Vice President of the United States on the International Support for Ukraine Conference. “We stand by the brave people of Ukraine and your military as you defend your soil against Russian aggression. Russia today is occupying Ukrainian land, sending Russian troops, Russian-hired thugs and mercenaries, Russian tanks, Russian missiles into Donbas. This brazen attempt to redraw the boundaries of Europe by force threatens Ukraine and our shared aspiration for a Europe whole, free, and at peace,” underlined Joe Biden.  

He strengthened the help the US Government has afforded to Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict, especially emphasizing security assistance and financial help. John Biden also reminded about the US humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. “Two days ago we announced an additional $18 million in humanitarian aid, bringing our total to $43 million since this conflict began,”  informed the U.S. Vice President.

The USA also provided in total 1,45 billion in financial aid, of which $450 million were provided in assistance since the start of the war – namely after the annexation of Crimea, in addition to a $1 billion loan guarantee in 2014. In 2015, the U.S. government plans to support Ukraine with additional $1 billion loan guarantee that will be finalized in the coming days, according to Joe Biden, and a further $1 billion at the end of the year if Ukraine continues the path of reform.

These reforms, deems Joe Biden, are crucial for Ukraine. He called Ukrainians to fight for their future in the halls of power in Kyiv, meaning that reforms must be accomplished. To this end, he welcomed Ukrainian reforms efforts, stressing the importance of fair and free elections, cutting wasteful gas subsidies, fight against corruption with the establishment of National Anti-Corruption Bureau, described by Joe Biden as independent.

Joe Biden warned Ukraine that it must keep on reforms: “Pass an antitrust bill, antitrust legislation. Keep working to reform the election laws to ensure that, as decentralization moves forward, local government is really representative and accountable.”

“Keep listening to your people—make sure that your work is transparent and that civil society has a voice in this process,” suggested the U.S. Vice President, acknowledging that this will make reforms more important for people.

“Russia fears Ukraine to be prosperous, democratic, independent and reform-oriented,” said Joe Biden, designating the importance of Post-Maidan reforms and the path towards European future of Ukraine.

“It’s hard to fathom how much has happened these past fifteen months—how much you’ve achieved. You’ve forced out a corrupt leader to win another chance at democracy; you’ve stood tall against Russian aggression, and you’re still standing tall; you’ve passed new laws to root out corruption; and you’ve held the freest, fairest, and most widely-monitored elections in Ukraine’s history. And so long as you keep faith with your commitment to build a more democratic, just, and prosperous Ukraine, you will never be alone,” summarized the U.S. Vice President in his video remarks.

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  • Czech Friend

    Your Obama administration have failed Eastern Europe Biden, so better shut up!

    But instead of swallowing your pride and grow some you keep blocking lethal aid to Ukraine, you don’t put enough pressure on Russian agressor, you don’t care about corrupt European leaders who actively work for Kremlin.

    Sorry to say this, but as a REAL world democratic superpower you are also to blame for the tragic rise of war-criminal Vladolf Putler.

    • Dirk Smith

      Yep. Romney was right about fascist russia.

      • Czech Friend

        you can understand why they misread Putin so badly given Obama’s people CVs and ideological stance but continuing in the wrong path even today is totally despicable and proof ot their utter incompetence.

        • Murf

          It’s been six years and they haven’t learned anything yet.
          Why would think they will any time soon?
          21 months to go.

      • Dirk Smith

        Here’s another one….

        • Dirk Smith

          Great. Here’s another one the world will be seeing a lot of soon….. Put into comic book narrative to help you out.

          • Murf

            If he had a shred of honor or sense of duty he would have resigned like any true commander would.
            Why that clown is still alive is beyond me.

      • Michaelinlondon1234

        Yes but what it does not show is Uncle Sam fucking the pig and writing his bullshit propaganda on it.

        • Dirk Smith

          LOL.

  • Czech Friend

    So how many rubles today, comrade Yuriy?

    Will it be enough for a lush dinner of buckwheat? Or will you buy a naked Putler t-shirt instead?

    Tough life in mother russland.

    • Brent

      The sad part is you’ve shown time and time again, you are clueless to what “the facts” even are. You just spread lies, hate and propaganda.

      Educate yourself and have a clue what you post about. You’ll embarrass yourself less.

      • Brent

        Call me whatever you want. I couldn’t give a rats a$$ what you think. You clearly are some young punk who is clueless about the reality of the situation.

        Educate yourself better and you’ll stop embarrassing yourself by your ignorance.

        • Brent

          Breathe deeply Yuriy….soon all your pain at being so ignorant and uneducated will be over….

          You still can’t come up with any proof of what you claim.

        • Murf

          You forgot the part were the bottom pig has a Russian flag on it.
          It should also show the EU an US taking it front and back. They switch out from time to time

  • Dirk Smith

    Nice diversion katsap. Meaningless. You Yanokovych supporters’ hypocrisy is infinite.

    • Brent

      No, you didn’t “just state fact”. You spread propaganda. Hunter Biden is a very talented and successful business who is very qualified to be on Burisma Holdings, A PRIVATE COMPANY, Board of Directors. Yet, you’d disqualify him from such a role where he could help a PRIVATE COMPANY because of his blood lines.

      Would you rather it be like in Russia where Putin appoints his former judo buddy, Arkady Rotebenberg to build the Kerch Strait Bridge? Are you aware Rotenberg’s company, Stroyzgazmontazh, builds pipelines AND HAS NEVER BUILT A BRIDGE BEFORE?

      Is that your Russian money going to such an impending disaster? Is that Russian ‘business acumen’?

      http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/30/russia-crisis-crimea-ally-idUSL6N0V90XO20150130

      • Brent

        You don’t ‘explode my mind’. Don’t flatter yourself.

        You are ‘disqualifying Joe Biden’. From what? He’s the V.P of the U.S. You don’t get to ‘disqualify him from anything!!!

        If you were instead referring to disqualifying HUNTERr Biden. Then you’re more naive than I thought. His c.v. shows he is clearly qualified to be on a company’s Board of Directors. It’s also a PRIVATELY HELD company, which most of the World’s companies are either privately held or publicly traded. There’s no conflict just because his father is V.P. of U.S.

        • Dirk Smith

          You actually admit you voted for Obama/Biden? LOL. Those morons created the KGB dwarf’s megalomania. Which I guess explains why you voted for Dumb & Dumber.

          • Dirk Smith

            Recommending and referencing a liberal comedy show on The Comedy Channel I guess explains a lot about your political insights. Understandable.

          • Dirk Smith

            Romney should have finished Odumba off with Benghazi, but he’s too nice of a guy.

        • Brent

          Well I guess that settles it then. New elections because “Yuriy” has disqualified Joe Biden. The sad part is you started out attacking Biden’s son so it shows your just randomly posting whatever thread of a thought meanders between your ears. Maybe Jill Biden or the family dog is next on your hit list?

          Glad to see you live on the same plane of reality that Putin abides in…is it called “Headupyourassistan”?

          • Brent

            Oh look, Yuriy has a new troll buddy assigned to help him out. Gaspikae…4 posts, 0 upvotes…..typical of the idiots being trained at 55 Savushkina and suddenly showing up at Ukrainian news websites.

            You two a$$clowns look like you’re even related!

          • Michaelinlondon1234

            I always like your selfies

    • Murf

      Tell me honestly Yuri If the situation was different (in other words if Putin hadn’t decided to act like a jackass.) and had got one of his idiot former KGB thugs appointed would you be similarly out raged? Or would you be sing his praises?

      • Murf

        You do realize that Yanuko appointed a former member of the Russian army (not USSR)and a Russian citizen to be minister of Defense? That the Commander of the the Special Ops was Belorussian and had no Spc Ops experience?
        Hunter’s appointment is some what inappropriate but he has experience in the field.He is there to be Biden’s eyes and ears to make sure the Executives of the company behave themselves(given the corporate corruption in Ukraine that is every wise) on the other hand he represents the company. As the son of the Vice President that can open a lot of doors that would otherwise be closed. “Who is it? the son of the VP! Tell him I will see him right way.”
        This sort of arrangement is not unusual at all both currently and historically. In the military armies exchange officers all the time. In fact there were Russian officers at NATO HQ until all this started.
        People in power can not be every where and need people they can trust to represent them.

  • Brent

    Here we go with another naive “useful idiot” slamming Hunter Biden!!! Do you love doing Putin’s propaganda job for him?

    Here’s the reality of Hunter Biden’s involvement ‘with Ukraine’ as you useful idiots like to wrongly accuse
    >Burisma Holdings is a private company. It’s not run by the Ukrainian government
    >it has 4 members on its Board of Directors, all nominated in 2013 or 2014

    Now let’s talk about Hunter Biden’s qualifications
    >founding partner of Oldaker, Biden & Belair, a Washington law firm
    >partner and board member of Eudora Global
    >CEO and Chairman of Paradigm Global Advisors
    <served in the U.S.Department of Commerce where he was the Director of Ecommerce policy

    So there you have it "Comrade Rob". He's certainly more qualified than you will ever be, and obviously much smarter. If you think he shouldn't be on a company's BOD because of his bloodlines, you're even dumber than I thought. Or would you prefer the Kremlin way of Putin appointing his former judo buddies to major corporations?

    My advice to you is do some research before you post such nonsense that makes you look so foolish and unprepared. You've got 5 total posts on line, mostly which either slam Ukrainians, the U.S. government or Tatars.

    Smells like 'troll shiite' to me…

  • Brent

    Here we go with another naive “useful idiot” slamming Hunter Biden!!! Do you love doing Putin’s propaganda job for him?

    Here’s the reality of Hunter Biden’s involvement ‘with Ukraine’ as you useful idiots like to wrongly accuse

    >Burisma Holdings is a private company. It’s not run by the Ukrainian government
    >it has 4 members on its Board of Directors, all nominated in 2013 or 2014

    Now let’s talk about Hunter Biden’s qualifications
    >founding partner of Oldaker, Biden & Belair, a Washington law firm
    >partner and board member of Eudora Global
    >CEO and Chairman of Paradigm Global Advisors
    >served in the U.S.Department of Commerce where he was the Director of Ecommerce policy

    So there you have it “Comrade Rob”. He’s certainly more qualified than you will ever be, and obviously much smarter. If you think he shouldn’t be on a company’s BOD because of his bloodlines, you’re even dumber than I thought. Or would you prefer the Kremlin way of Putin appointing his former judo buddies to major corporations?

    My advice to you is do some research before you post such nonsense that makes you look so foolish and unprepared. You’ve got 5 total posts on line, mostly which either slam Ukrainians, the U.S. government or Tatars.

    Smells like ‘troll shiite’ to me…

  • Murf

    Tell your boss it is time to show he can do more then talk the talk and that he can walk the walk. Other wise Hilary will be saying the same things about the Obama presidency as he said about Bush.
    Quit worrying about his legacy and start building it with real accomplishments.

  • The truth

    I start to like that man Biden, he can sometime tell the truth ! The truth is always the best but difficult to spread !

  • Brent

    You had better improve your knowledge base because you might get reassigned as a “Buryat” for cannon fodder for Russia’s next battle in Ukraine….

  • Murf

    That’s not what you say when is standing behind you.

  • Michaelinlondon1234

    Almost all the money the EU and US gives goes to EU/US companies. And the debt of all this money is paid out of the taxes Ukraine citizens pay. It is such a lovely swindle.