U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, in a telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko promised to toughen sanctions against Russia.
The vice president noted that the United States, together with its partners, takes effort to raise the price that Russia would have to pay should its current course about the south-east of Ukraine continue, a statement from the White House said.
According to Biden, Russia does not use its influence on the militia of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine to stop "violence on the part of separatists" and continues to send weapons and military personnel to the region.
Biden also supported Poroshenko's efforts in restoring peace and order in the east of Ukraine and expressed condolences over the death of the Ukrainian military men, Interfax reports.
The Trump administration is looking for a replacement for the American military contingent in the north of Syria. If the United States agrees with Saudi Arabia, the situation in the south of the country will become a lot more intense as Iran and Israel stand on the brink of war
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war