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Blinken makes unannounced diplomatic trip to Ukraine after Congress approves $60B in military aid

Posted on AllSides May 14th, 2024
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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Ukraine on Tuesday on an unannounced diplomatic mission to reassure the country amid its war with Russia.

After arriving in Kyiv, Blinken is expected to meet with senior Ukrainian officials and "highlight the United States’ enduring support for Ukraine," the U.S. State Department said. In the Ukrainian capital, he will also underscore the Biden administration’s commitment to Ukraine’s defense and assure Ukraine that it has America’s support against increasingly intense Russian attacks.

In a statement released after Blinken's arrival, the State Department said he would...

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