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  • Morning Jolt: Biden says Russia must 'stop talking and start acting'

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    Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ongoing crisis appeared in doubt.
    Standing alongside acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Biden called on Moscow to encourage pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine to vacate government buildings and checkpoints, accept amnesty and "address their grievances politically."
    Biden said Russia needs to act "without delay," adding, "We will not allow this to become an open-ended process."
    Biden also announced the United States will provide an additional $50 million to help Ukraine's beleaguered government with political and economic reforms. - AP
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