Joe Biden Denounces Russia's 'Flawed Logic'

The vice president is working to assure Ukraine's neighbors they have American support.
3:00 | 03/18/14

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In a defiant speech to his parliament. Russian president Vladimir Putin made it clear he is not backing down. He couldn't six -- in the hall that the Constance of people crave media. Has always been and remains and then available -- -- Russia any blasted the -- mainly the United States for what he called double standards. Citing the more than 97% of -- -- that reportedly voted Sunday to join Russia. Couldn't and signed a document not of -- formally annexed -- -- region. Vice President Biden traveling in Eastern Europe is working to -- Ukraine's nervous neighbors. That they have American support. After meeting with Poland's prime minister he denounced Russia's actions. Russia has offered a variety of arguments to justify what is nothing more than land grab but the world has seen through. As seen through Russia's action and is rejected the logic the flawed logic behind. Those actions. Biden threatened additional sanctions against Russia if Moscow makes further moves against Ukraine. Just yesterday President Obama froze the assets of eleven individuals and they and them from doing business with Americans. The sanctioned officials include two of president Putin's top advisors. And Russia's deputy prime minister but Russian officials mocked the sanctions and even threatened to sanction leading American officials. Including members of congress. -- President Obama has invited his G-7 partners to meet next week on the Ukraine crisis during a Nuclear Security Summit in Europe. President -- not expected to attend Christmas -- -- ABC news Washington.

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