: US Vice President Biden urges to end "cancer of corruption" in Ukraine

13:33 Dec. 8, 2015

US Vice President Biden urges to end "cancer of corruption" in Ukraine

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden address to the Parliament of Ukraine in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (AP Photo)

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.

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Biden urged Ukraine to make painful but crucial reforms to make governance more transparent, noting that "corruption eats Ukraine like cancer."

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."

Reporting by AP, RFE/RL

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