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Biden to Head for Ukraine on Stabilization Mission

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden will go to Ukraine later this month on a trip focusing on the international community's efforts to help stabilize and strengthen the country's economy.

The White House said Saturday that Biden also will assist Ukraine in its efforts aimed at constitutional reform, decentralization, anti-corruption, and free and fair presidential elections set for May 25. Biden will be in the capital, Kiev, on April 22.

As Ukraine deals with possible bankruptcy, uprisings in the east by pro-Russian separatists and Russian troops deployed along the Ukrainian border have unsettled the country.

Biden's trip may overlap slightly with a trip to Asia scheduled by President Barack Obama.

— The Associated Press