Biden visiting Ukraine a day after violence erupts despite agreement aimed at easing tension

  • Article by: NEDRA PICKLER , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 21, 2014 - 2:15 PM

KIEV, Ukraine — Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues. The United States will decide within "days, not weeks" whether Russia is abiding by the accord, a U.S. diplomat said.

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