World Bulletin / News Desk
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is confident Russia is using every opportunity to destabilize situation in Ukraine, in his words Russia want Ukrainian economy crumble.
"Russia’s trying to undermine the stability and the sovereignty of Ukraine by any means it can, including its attempt to create conditions that will cause Ukraine to economically collapse," said Biden.
"That’s [Russia’s] first preference," Biden added. "But we can’t let that strategy succeed."
Biden delivered the comments in a speech to the inaugural U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum, an event co-hosted by the U.S. Commerce Department aimed at fostering U.S. investment in the Ukrainian economy.
U.S. Vice President also once again has shown his allegiance to Ukraine and said that Ukraine is "now under siege."
"Russia is building military outposts on Ukrainian soil," Biden said. "It relentlessly continues to send Russian troops, Russian hired thugs and mercenaries, Russian tanks, and Russian missiles into numerous parts of Ukraine, but particularly the Donbas."
Moreover, Biden urged Ukraine to enact reforms, crack down on endemic corruption, and improve transparency in order to lure investors to the country, saying the leadership in Kyiv has a small window of opportunity to secure greater integration with the West.
"This may be the last genuine opportunity the people of Ukraine have to establish a democratic republic in a way that is economically prosperous and fully integrated within Europe," he told the forum.Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Temmuz 2015, 11:27