The United States has promised new weapons and a strong diplomatic presence as Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will visit Kiev for high-level talks between the administration and President Volodymyr Zelensky in Russia since Russia’s invasion of Islam.
The United States has promised to sell $ 165 million worth of ammunition in the coming days and return diplomats. It comes at a time when Russia is shifting its forces to the east after failing to stabilize around Kiev in the north.
Sirens were heard in much of Ukraine on Sunday night, and attacks continued on the Azovstal steel plant in the southeastern port city of Mariupol, which is controlled by some 2,000 Ukrainian militants.
- The United States returns diplomats to Ukraine during visits to Blinken and Austin
- Ukrainian farmers are fighting at the forefront of the global food crisis
- Turkey closes its airspace to Russian planes flying in the Syrian war
- The German minister risks stagflation in the face of growing pressure on Ukraine
- Russia’s war is fueling coal dependence around the world
The Ukrainian government’s official Twitter account apologized for posting a picture of Japan’s wartime emperor Hirohito with Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini on social media.
Ukraine apologizes to Japan for tying the former emperor to Hitler
The tweet was widespread over the weekend and sparked official Japanese protests. He also threatened to expel some conservatives from the Ukrainian issue in the country, which has been a staunch supporter of Zelensk since the start of Russia’s offensive.
Blinken and Austin meet with Zelensky in Kiev (5:55)
The United States said it would begin sending diplomats to Ukraine and providing more military assistance as Blinken and Minister Austin visited Kiev on Sunday night.
According to a senior State Department official, US diplomats will return to Ukraine earlier this week, starting daily flights to the western city of Lviv and resuming their presence in Kiev. The United States has allowed up to $ 165 million in ammunition and other means to help Ukrainian forces, especially on the eastern border.
President Joe Biden plans to officially nominate Slovakia’s current ambassador, Bridget Brink, as his next envoy to Ukraine on Monday morning, a State Department official said.
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