U.S. Vice-President Pledges More Support to Ukraine

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U.S. has just announced it is sending 600 paratroopers to Poland for exercises. And at the same time the U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has been visiting Kiev. Biden pledged more U.S. support for Ukraine, and called on Russia to pull back its forces from the border and inside Ukraine.

Biden asked  Moscow to encourage pro-Russian protesters to follow the international deal brokered last week.That requires they lay down their arms and get out of seized government buildings.In exchange, the pro-Russian militias would be granted amnesty, and their grievances would be addressed “politically”. While he talked about the unrest in eastern Ukraine, the American vice president did not visit the region on this trip. Many there say they identify more with Russian interests. And they have mixed views on U.S. involvement in this conflict.  CCTV’S Roee Ruttenberg has more from the city of Kharkiv.

U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden Visits Ukraine

U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden Visits Ukraine

U.S. has just announced it is sending 600 paratroopers to Poland for exercises. And at the same time the U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has been visiting Kiev. Biden pledged more U.S. support for Ukraine, and called on Russia to pull back its forces from the border and inside Ukraine. CCTV's Roee Ruttenberg has more.

Ukraine’s pro-western government seems to be on a collision course again with the masked gunmen in the east. But the situation in Ukraine’s eastern towns and cities tells a different story, as CCTV’s Kate Parkinson reports.
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Pro-Russian Groups Remain Defiant Despite Deal

Pro-Russian Groups Remain Defiant Despite Deal

Ukraine's pro-western government seems to be on a collision course again with the masked gunmen in the east. But the situation in Ukraine's eastern towns and cities tells a different story, as CCTV's Kate Parkinson reports.

CCTV’s Elaine Reyes interviews Steven Fish, political science professor at the University of California in Berkley on the current crisis in Ukraine.

Did Biden Visit Help Ease Tension in Ukraine?

Did Biden Visit Help Ease Tension in Ukraine?

CCTV's Elaine Reyes interviews Steven Fish, political science professor at the University of California in Berkley on the current crisis in Ukraine.