Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:23PM GMT
The war of words between the United States and Russia has heated up over Crimea and eastern Ukraine, with the US vice president saying Moscow will face more costs and isolation.
Speaking at a joint press conference with acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Kiev on Tuesday, Joe Biden accused Russia of illegally occupying Crimea and threatening Ukraine’s territorial integrity by provoking unrest in the east of the country.
He warned Russia that “it’s time to stop talking and start acting,” saying Washington will not allow the Ukraine crisis “to become an open-ended process.”
“We in the United States stand with you and the Ukrainian people,” Biden said during his press conference with Yatsenyuk.
He accused Moscow of “trying to pull Ukraine apart”…
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