Vice president of the United States Joe Biden has raised doubts about Russia’s intentions in eastern Ukraine. He has said that “Russia should not be allowed to redraw the map of Europe” while speaking at a press conference in Brussels, Belgium. Vice president Biden is referring to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, formerly a part of Ukraine in 2014.
Speaking further about Russia and president Vladimir Putin, vice president Joe Biden has stated that Russia is ignoring treaties that govern borders and the sovereignty of nations. Fighting has gone on and off between government forces and rebels in eastern Ukraine. There is a new call for a ceasefire and an agreement between Russia and Ukraine over the status of eastern Ukraine.
The United States and Europe are now considering giving military aid to Ukraine to fight against rebels in the east. Russia has responded that such an action taken by the US and its allies will be viewed as a threat to Russia and may result in Russian military action.