13:33 Dec. 8, 2015
Russia is using your corruption to undermine you - Biden to Ukrainian MPs
US Vice-President Joe Biden in his emotional speech at the Ukrainian Parliament on Tuesday has stressed the need to eliminate corruption in Ukraine.
Biden said that Ukraine should do more to fight corruption or it will lose international support.
Biden to Ukrainian MPs: Russia is using your corruption to undermine you.— Oliver Carroll (@olliecarroll) December 8, 2015
Biden continues his stern lesson: "Corruption siphons off resources. We know this. You know this."— Oliver Carroll (@olliecarroll) December 8, 2015
Biden urged Ukraine to make painful but crucial reforms to make governance more transparent, noting that "corruption eats Ukraine like cancer."
Biden: we understand how difficult some of the votes for reforms are, but they are critical to putting Ukraine back on the right path— Oliver Carroll (@olliecarroll) December 8, 2015
Biden told Ukrainian lawmakers that they had "an obligation to their homeland to answer the call of history" and build a united democratic nation that "stands through time."
.@VP delivers emotional, moving speech at Ukraine's parl today. The last warning for political elites unwilling to reform. Fingers crossed— Maxim Eristavi (@MaximEristavi) December 8, 2015