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Apr 22, 2014 6:30 AM by Bob Grotenhuis

U.S. Sends Assurances to Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is telling Ukrainian political leaders that the United States stands with them against "humiliating threats."

Biden told the leaders from Ukraine's various political parties in a meeting today that they face a historic opportunity to build a united Ukraine. He also encouraged them to "fight the cancer of corruption" within their system of government.

He says the U.S. also stands ready to help Ukraine become energy-independent instead of having to rely on Russian supplies.

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