VILNIUS - US Vice President Joe Biden reassured the leaders of Lithuania and Latvia that the United States would defend any NATO members against aggression and warned that Russia was on a "dark path" to isolation over its actions in Ukraine.
Biden was in the capital of Lithuania, part of a quick trip to reassure Baltic allies worried about what an emboldened, aggressive Russia might mean for their nations. Lithuania, along with Estonia and Latvia, are NATO members.
"We stand resolutely with our Baltic allies in support of the Ukrainian people and against Russian aggression," Biden told reporters.
"As long as Russia continues on this dark path, they will face increasing political and economic isolation," Biden added, referring to reports of armed attacks against Ukrainian military personnel in Crimea. (Reuters)