Biden urges int’l community to maintain unity in wake of Russian aggression

14:20, 16 January 2017
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in a statement has called on the international community to maintain its unity against the background of Russian aggression, an UNIAN correspondent reported from Biden’s joint presser with President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv.

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"Ukraine, like every country in Europe, has a right to determine its own path, yet Russia seeks to deny that choice," said Biden.

"And the international community must continue to stand as one against Russian aggression and coercion," said the U.S. Vice President.

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