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Biden Arrives in Ukraine - 21/04/14 10:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks

US Vice President Joe Biden waves after landing at the Boryspil airport in Kiev    Photo: AFP Biden lands in Kiev as Russia accuses Ukraine of breaching deal Monday April 21 st , 2014  at  10:06 AM Ukraine News, All The Latest And Breaking Ukrainian News 1 Share His arrival coincides with a moment of acute tension between Russia and the West. Pro-Russian activists have occupied public buildings across Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine and proclaimed the birth of a “People’s Republic”. Their stated aim is to “protect” the local population from the new government in Kiev, which they say is dominated by “Nazis” and “extremists”.   Local residents look at burned out vehicles in front of a pro-Russian blockade near Slaviansk (EPA) On Sunday, at least three people were killed at a checkpoint held by pro-Russian gunmen outside the town of Slavyansk. Western governments fear that incidents of this kind could be used as a pretext for a Russian inva