NEWSLINK New York Times: “Biden Hints at U.S. Response to Russia for Cyberattacks (excerpt) [Putin and Lavrov confess?]”

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“… Biden was asked whether the United States was preparing to send a message to … Russian president … Putin. Days before, the American intelligence agencies and the Department of Homeland Security declared that the Russian leadership was responsible for attacks on the Democratic National Committee and the leaking of stolen emails. ‘We’re sending a message,’ Mr. Biden told Chuck […]

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Interfax: U.S. to never recognize ‘annexation’ of Crimea – Biden

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KYIV. Dec 8 (Interfax) – U.S. Vice-President Joseph Biden has reaffirmed the unwavering position of his country and said the United States will never recognize Crimea’s accession to Russia. The United States will never recognize attempts to ‘annex’ Crimea, Biden said in Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday. [featured image is file photo]

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Biden Tells Ukraine to … Do Nothing

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(Bloomberg – bloomberg.com – Leonid Bershidsky – December 8, 2015) Vice President Joe Biden’s visits to Ukraine always are keenly anticipated: He is considered the voice of the country’s Western backers, the senior statesman who can resolve conflicts within the country’s ruling elite and push it down the path of reform. This week, however, Biden apparently sent conflicting signals to […]

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Ukrainian government must take important political decisions in view of its obligations to IMF – U.S. Vice President Biden

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KYIV. Dec 7 (Interfax) – The United States Vice President Joseph Biden has stressed the need for Ukraine to make important political decisions in the context of its obligations to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The parties talked about the very important implementation of Ukraine’s obligations to the IMF with the aim to continue the assistance, Biden said at a […]

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[PDF] TRANSCRIPT: BROOKINGS HOSTS VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN FOR REMARKS ON THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE CONFLICT

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… You know, it’s now been 14 months since Russian aggression in Ukraine last spring. And it has literally transformed the landscape of European security. Everybody wants this conflict to end as soon as possible. The question is on whose terms and how will it end. Because it’s not a remote conflict between neighbors arguing over who gets what, what’s happening […]

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Interfax: Russia will pay bigger price in case Donbas situation escalates further – Biden

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KYIV. Nov 21 (Interfax) – The United States Vice President Joe Biden has said that the U.S. is prepared to put more pressure on Russia if it does not honor its obligation to settle the situation in southeastern Ukraine and continues escalation. Russia will pay an even bigger price and will be isolated, if these things continue further, Biden told […]

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RIA Novosti: Biden Says US Forced EU Countries to Impose Sanctions Against Russia

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MOSCOW, October 3 (RIA Novosti) – The United States and US President Barack Obama personally forced the European Union members to introduce sanctions against Russian over its stance on the Ukrainian crisis, US Vice President Joe Biden announced. Washington rallied “the world’s most developed countries to impose real cost on Russia” and introduce restrictive measures against Moscow, Biden said at […]

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RIA Novosti: Poroshenko Thanks Biden for US Consistent Backing of Ukraine

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KIEV, August 7 (RIA Novosti) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko thanked US Vice President Joe Biden for America’s consistentsupport to Ukraine, Ukrainian President’s press service said in a statement following Poroshenko’s phone conversation with Biden. “Petro Poroshenko expressed his gratitude for the United States’ continued backing of Ukraine,” the statement reads. “In his turn, Biden assured that the US would […]

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TRANSCRIPT: Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden at a Meeting with Ukrainian Legislators

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The White House April 22, 2014 REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AT A MEETING WITH UKRAINIAN LEGISLATORS Rada Kyiv, Ukraine 10:03 A.M. (Local) THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Mr. Ambassador. And I want to thank my colleagues for bringing me back home. For 36 years I sat in our legislature, and I used to actually have this seat in […]

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Russia’s Medvedev hopes Obama, Biden visits will boost economic ties

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(Interfax – July 11, 2013) Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev has said he hopes the upcoming visits of US President Barack Obama and US Vice-President Joe Biden to Russia will strengthen Russian-US economic ties. He was speaking at the Innoprom industrial trade fair in Yekaterinburg on 11 July, as reported by Russian privately-owned Interfax news agency. “I hope that the […]

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Washington Attempts to Put Relations with Moscow ‘Back on Track’

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(Eurasia Daily Monitor: Volume 10, Issue 23 – Jamestown Foundation – jamestown.org – Pavel Felgenhauer – February 7, 2013) According to Russian diplomatic sources, during a meeting last weekend in Munich on the sidelines of the annual international security conference, United States Vice President Joseph Biden assured Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Washington wants to put bilateral relations “back […]

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U.S., Russia to Resume Arms Reduction Talks

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(Moscow Times – moscowtimes.com – Yekaterina Kravtsova – February 1, 2013) U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to meet with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov this weekend in Munich to resume arms-reduction talks, as the two-decade Nunn-Lugar program for dismantling weapons of mass destruction in former Soviet states draws to a close. In October, Russia said it would not extend […]

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