Romania's President Traian Basescu (R) and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrive for a media briefing at Cotroceni presidential palace in Bucharest May 21, 2014. Biden arrived in Bucharest on Tuesday ... more 
Romania's President Traian Basescu (R) and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrive for a media briefing at Cotroceni presidential palace in Bucharest May 21, 2014. Biden arrived in Bucharest on Tuesday as part of Washington's campaign to reassure east European allies of American backing in the West's confrontation with Russia over Ukraine. A former communist state on the Black Sea, Romania joined NATO a decade ago and the European Union in 2007. It has been among the most vehement advocates of Western sanctions against Moscow after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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