Sec. of State Blinken makes surprise visit to Kyiv

by ian


Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a surprise visit to Kyiv. He touched down in Ukraine yesterday and has already met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other high-ranking officials.

The State Department says the mission is to emphasize America’s commitment to Ukraine.

Blinken’s visit occurred only a few days after the White House announced a new defense aid package following Congressional approval of a security omnibus last month. The White House says they are trying to accelerate those shipments.

Russian troops continue to make small advances to the north and northeast of Kharkiv. War analysts suggest the Russians are building a buffer zone on the border, perhaps laying the groundwork for a larger offensive push.