US Vice President Biden Heads To Ukraine, Georgia

WASHINGTON, DC -- US Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Georgia and Ukraine next month for talks on boosting the former Soviet republics' economies and supporting democratic reforms, his office said Monday. Both trips involve political sensitivities with Russia, and the visit would come shortly after US President Barack Obama travels to Moscow.

US Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden's office says the trip will come during the week of July 20-24. More details will be released later.

Biden would be the highest-ranking US official to travel to Georgia since its war with Russia last year, while Ukraine has been embroiled in a natural gas dispute with Russia that threatens the European Union's supplies.

Biden will head to the region from July 20-24 and plans to meet with political leaders and opposition figures in both countries.

In a statement, the vice president's office said that Biden would "demonstrate US support for continued democratic and economic reforms and discuss issues of mutual interest in both countries."

In May, Biden visited Europe's Balkan region, meeting with political leaders in Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo.

Source: DPA

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jake122969 said…
This guy has made five mistakes for every one Palin made; yet he was treated like some kind of wise-old-hand -- as if being an incompetent, lying boob in DC for a long time was the sort of "experience" we needed in the White House to help keep Obama from doing something crazy, un-American, and let's hope one day, impeachable, like taking control of the banking and auto industries.

Then there's Cheney, who may have had a snarling, nasty demeanor, but he was at least a competent, serious adult who wasn't afraid to make unpopular choices if he thought it was good for the country. You can't say that about Biden or for that matter, Obama.
Sumorsaete said…
You're correct Jake, most American media is in love with Obama. Obama wanted to leave Iraq just as the US was winning (that's exactly what the US did in Vietnam). Now Obama is borrowing money to run companies. What will happen when the money stops? There's nothing like govt money, as long as it lasts. It changes behavior. But Obama's numbers are falling. When the media turns on Obama, like they did on Bush, look out.