"I'm not sure Russians clearly understand what Putin does. That's why he is hiding from his own people. President of Russia on his owns caused the presence of Russian forces in your country. Heavy armament should be taken away from the border line. OSCE Special Monitoring Mission ought to be allowed to the area. Russia has to push rebels away so Ukraine would get a chance to start election procedure according to the standards of OSCE" - said Biden in his speech.
Biden came to Ukraine in December, 7 and already held a meeting with Ukraine`s President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk.
Extra safety was provided during his presence. Only a couple of journalists got a right to witness USA Vice President speech.
In advance White House announced this visit will be recognized as a signal of support from USA and not acceptance of invasion of Crimea Peninsula by Russia.
The Vice President of the United States (VPOTUS) is the second-highest position in the executive of the United States, after the president
It’s not the first visit of Biden to Ukraine. He came to Ukraine before, in 2009 and in November 2014, right after the “Revolution of Dignity”