WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday reaffirmed his country's "strong" support for Ukraine's new government, the White House said.
During his second telephone conversation with newly appointed Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in two days, Biden also reiterated U.S. commitment to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and democratic future of Ukraine, according to a White House statement.
In addition, the vice president commended the Ukrainian government for its continued restraint.
Yatsenyuk was quoted as emphasizing that the new government would uphold its international obligations and serve all the people of Ukraine.
EU mulls options to assist Ukrainian economy
BRUSSELS, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk over phone on Friday that the European Union (EU)'s internal work is underway on options to assist Ukraine's economic modernization. Full story
Obama warns against military intervention in Ukraine
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States is "deeply concerned" about reported Russian military movement in Ukraine and warned that "there will be costs" for any military intervention in the country.
Any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be "deeply destabilizing," Obama said in a hastily arranged speech at the White House, adding that it would violate Russia's commitment to respect Ukraine's borders and would invite global condemnation. Full story