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Biden, Yanukovych Spoke 9 Times In 3 Months, Source Tells AP

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February 25, 2014 AT 4:43 AM
Two days before he fled Ukraine's capital, President Viktor Yanukovych huddled on the phone for more than an hour with Vice President Joe Biden, his primary conduit with the U.S. government throughout the political crisis consuming the former Soviet republic . A senior administration official familiar with the conversation told the Associated Press, that Biden warned Yanukovych, that The window for a resolution to the crisis was closing quickly — and may already have closed. The vice president also met throughout the crisis with Ukrainian religious leaders and Ukrainian-American groups, according to the administration official, who was not authorized to discuss the vice president's involvement by name and insisted on anonymity.