The US says it will “counter” Moscow’s actions against Kiev
Zelenski invited Biden to visit Ukraine
Madrid, 6 (Europa Press)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed President Joe Biden’s administration’s support for Ukraine and its “territorial integrity” during his visit to the country.
“I am here for a very simple reason, which is to underline our commitment to the country on behalf of President Biden,” he said at the beginning of a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dimitro Kuleba.
Thus, during the meeting in Kiev, he clarified that “it was important to say this in person as soon as possible”. His visit to Ukraine is an important show of support for a very limited diplomatic agenda due to the epidemic. This is the only stop Blinken has made since traveling to Britain for the G7 summit.
The head of US diplomacy, who has also met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, has indicated that Washington opposes “instability actions” by Russia against Ukraine and has assured that it will “retaliate” such actions.
According to the information from the newspaper, “We see unprecedented concentration of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine since 2014 and we are on your side. Sir. We support you, as well as our allies and partners Huh.” The Kiev Post ‘.
In this sense, it has urged to “stop aggression” against Ukraine. He said, “We are working closely with our allies so that Ukraine can defend itself against Russia’s aggression. Some Russian soldiers withdrew from Ukraine’s border, but others remained there and we kept a close watch on the situation.” Are keeping. “
The Ukrainian President has invited Biden to visit the country. In a press conference after the meeting, he said, “I invite you (…) to make an official visit to Ukraine this year.”
He also stressed the importance that this potential union represents for both countries and expressed confidence that the meeting would take place. Blinken further states that Biden will visit the country as soon as possible.
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Kuleba, for his part, has said that the United States is “Ukraine’s number one ally in terms of security and defense” and has emphasized that the country is “a great democracy to work with Washington is ready”.
“We value democracy and human rights in the region and where they face challenges,” according to information from the Bloomberg news agency. The meeting in Kiev comes at a sensitive time in US-Ukraine relations.
In addition, he welcomed the US politician and stated on his Twitter account that “strengthening relations between the two countries contributes to the security and prosperity of the region”.
The dismissal has been criticized by Volodymyr Zalensky, chairman of the board of the country’s major oil and gas company (Naftogaz Ukrainy). The head of US diplomacy is the first senior US government official to visit Ukraine since Biden came to power in January and Mike Pompeo’s first Secretary of State to visit the country in January 2020.