May 14, 2024, 8:00 AM

Blinken arrives in Kyiv to discuss US aid to Ukraine

Blinken arrives in Kyiv to discuss US aid to Ukraine

TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Kyiv on a visit, during which he expects to discuss issues of providing military assistance to Ukraine from Washington.

According to the report, Blinken "hopes to send a strong signal of reassurance to the Ukrainians who are obviously in a very difficult moment," said a US official who briefed reporters traveling with Blinken on condition of anonymity.

"The Secretary's mission here is really to talk about how our supplemental assistance is going to be executed in a fashion to help shore up their defenses (and) enable them to increasingly take back the initiative on the battlefield," the official said, TASS reported.

Earlier, US President Joe Biden ordered military aid in the amount of $400 mn to be sent to Kyiv.

In total, according to the Pentagon, since the beginning of Biden's presidency, the United States has allocated more than $51.3 bn to Ukraine in security assistance, including more than $50.6 bn since the beginning of Russia's special military operation.


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    • Sima Sergiu RO 10:15 - 2024/05/14
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      Usually those visits are just cover for weapons deliveries... so to not get bombed by russins west use diplomats as human shields...