Reuters - Video

EDITION: U.S. | U.K. | IN

Video

Biden pledge undermined by shaky peace deal

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 02:14

Apr.22 - US Vice President Joe Biden promises Kiev that Washington is ready to help Ukraine's economy - but his visit is undermined by worries that last week's Geneva peace accord appears to be making little headway. Ciara Sutton reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

He's the most senior Western politician to visit Ukraine since the uprising. Speaking to its new pro-Western leaders, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden pledged to help Ukraine through the crisis, including an aid package of 50 million dollars. SOUNDBITE (English) U.S. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN SAYING: "We can help in stabilizing and strengthening Ukraine's economy by helping you withstand the unfair economic pressure being thrust upon you. We stand ready to do that and I say the American people stand ready." Pro-Moscow gunmen are showing no signs of surrendering government buildings seized in eastern Ukraine. At least three people were killed in a gunfight over the weekend near a city controlled by pro-Russian separatists. Washington says it will decide over the coming days on additional sanctions. But Russia says it will minimize the impact of any sanctions imposed. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. SOUNDBITE (Russian) RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER DMITRY MEDVEDEV, SAYING: "We will show our teeth if it necessary and it is within the law, we will appeal to courts and other institutions, including the WTO's dispute settlement body. I also consider it right to prepare an offer to adopt laws that will protect Russian business interests that are infringed upon by sanctions applied to them." The U.S and EU imposed sanctions in March including visa bans and asset freezes. Some EU states are reluctant to do more, amid fears that a strong euro is hurting European economies - with the euro as an unexpected destination for investors. BNY Mellon's Simon Derrick. SOUNDBITE (English) HEAD OF GLOBAL CURRENCY AT BNY MELLON, SIMON DERRICK, SAYING: "The one thing that has surprisingly been very apparent over the course of this crisis is every time tensions rise people have actually seen the euro rather than the dollar as the safe haven currency. Whether that's because they simply expect the European nations to take a softer line towards Russia than the U.S. I don't know, but it's a very notable phenomenon." Biden's message to Russia was clear - defuse the situation or face greater isolation. For Ukraine, he stressed the importance of next month's presidential vote - an election he said could be the most important in the country's history.

Biden pledge undermined by shaky peace deal

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 02:14

Top News »

Money »

Finding meaning in the S&P 500 2000 mark Finding meaning in the S&P 500 2000 mark

Mon, Aug 25, 2014 - (2:35)

S&P falls back from record high S&P falls back from record high

Fri, Aug 22, 2014 - (1:35)

S&P 500 closes at new high S&P 500 closes at new high

Thu, Aug 21, 2014 - (1:24)

S&P 500 just shy of record S&P 500 just shy of record

Wed, Aug 20, 2014 - (2:23)

Apple hits $100 a share Apple hits $100 a share

Tue, Aug 19, 2014 - (2:06)

Nasdaq closes at 14-year high Nasdaq closes at 14-year high

Mon, Aug 18, 2014 - (2:23)

Putin puts Wall Street in buying mood Putin puts Wall Street in buying mood

Thu, Aug 14, 2014 - (2:10)

We've become a promotional culture-RetailMeNot's Bodge We've become a promotional...

Thu, Aug 14, 2014 - (4:39)

Dow back to positive territory for year Dow back to positive territory for year

Wed, Aug 13, 2014 - (2:18)

The Exchange »

The Exchange: Hot commodity The Exchange: Hot commodity

Wed, Jul 16, 2014 - (9:25)

The Exchange: Constitutional crusade The Exchange: Constitutional crusade

Wed, Jun 25, 2014 - (11:35)

The Exchange: The value of money The Exchange: The value of money

Mon, Jun 02, 2014 - (9:53)

The Exchange: China’s Second Continent The Exchange: China’s Second Continent

Tue, May 27, 2014 - (9:35)

The Exchange: A master of business arts The Exchange: A master of business arts

Thu, May 08, 2014 - (8:24)

The Exchange: America's bankrupt cities The Exchange: America's bankrupt cities

Mon, May 05, 2014 - (8:52)

The Exchange: Let the rocking commence The Exchange: Let the rocking commence

Tue, Apr 08, 2014 - (8:13)

The Exchange: The Moneyball fallacies The Exchange: The Moneyball fallacies

Mon, Mar 24, 2014 - (9:54)

Is doing good a good business? Is doing good a good business?

Mon, Mar 17, 2014 - (7:38)

Reuters Investigates »

Re-homing victim: "I could have been dead" Re-homing victim: "I could have been dead"

Wed, Feb 19, 2014 - (8:24)

Cops and loggers in the Amazon rainforest Cops and loggers in the Amazon rainforest

Fri, Jan 10, 2014 - (4:01)

"Passed around like a dog" "Passed around like a dog"

Thu, Aug 29, 2013 - (6:32)

Adopted, then abandoned online Adopted, then abandoned online

Thu, Aug 29, 2013 - (13:21)

How the DEA keeps its secrets secret How the DEA keeps its secrets secret

Mon, Aug 05, 2013 - (1:36)

How education lost its role as the great equalizer - Reuters Investigates How education lost its role as the great...

Mon, Dec 17, 2012 - (7:52)

Jihad Jane: From abused child to American jihadist - Reuters Investigates Jihad Jane: From abused child to American...

Sat, Dec 08, 2012 - (10:01)

Jihad Jane: The order to kill - Reuters Investigates Jihad Jane: The order to kill - Reuters...

Sun, Dec 09, 2012 - (10:39)

Moving Pictures »

Mending dolls, teddies and hearts Mending dolls, teddies and hearts

Fri, Aug 22, 2014 - (3:12)

"Old timers" sail the Chesapeake Bay "Old timers" sail the Chesapeake Bay

Mon, Aug 11, 2014 - (2:27)

Burned memories Burned memories

Fri, Aug 08, 2014 - (3:02)

Images of July Images of July

Thu, Jul 31, 2014 - (1:20)

World Cup: passion on the pitch World Cup: passion on the pitch

Fri, Jul 11, 2014 - (1:00)

A refugee in America gives back A refugee in America gives back

Wed, Jul 02, 2014 - (3:25)

A long search for refuge A long search for refuge

Fri, Jun 20, 2014 - (3:04)

World Cup: Around the globe in 50 goals World Cup: Around the globe in 50 goals

Fri, Jun 06, 2014 - (1:08)

VIVID – Sydney’s spectacle of light VIVID – Sydney’s spectacle of light

Fri, May 30, 2014 - (1:37)