Antony Blinken Makes Surprise Visit to Kyiv, Promises Weapons

Antony Blinken Makes Surprise Visit to Kyiv, Promises Weapons


U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday morning by train, meeting President Volodymyr Zelensky and promising that “assistance is now on the way” after Congress passed the $95 billion foreign aid package in April.

Blinken is in Kyiv to “highlight the United States’ enduring support for Ukraine”, the State Department said on Tuesday, after the Secretary of State arrived in the country by overnight train, a necessity for foreign diplomatic visits as flying directly to Ukraine remains impossible.

The two-day trip is the first by an American government figure since Congress passed the foreign aid package in April, which of $95 billion in spending commits $61 billion to Ukraine. Upon meeting the Ukrainian President in Kyiv this morning, Blinken and

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