Highlights of Blinken’s Stay in Kyiv

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Highlights of Blinken’s Stay in Kyiv

The secretary of state held several meetings with high-ranking Ukrainian officials, visited war-wounded children in the hospital, announced a $2 bln military aid package, and is now speaking with Zelenskyy

Today, August 8, the US secretary of state Antony Blinken paid a visit to Kyiv. First of all, Blinken went to the US embassy in Ukraine. Then there was a meeting with the minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba.

The secretary announced a $2 billion military aid package. The amount will be distributed among the states, the sovereignty and territorial integrity are regularly threatened by aggressive Russia. List of countries enhancing integration with NATO: Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

"This assistance demonstrates once again our unwavering commitment to the future of Ukraine as a democratic, sovereign and independent state, as well as the security of allies and partners throughout the region," Antony Blinken.

Anthony Blinken also visited the Okhmatdet children's hospital in the Kyiv region. Now many children in the hospital are undergoing treatment and rehabilitation after injuries that children received during the Russian shelling of civilian areas in Ukraine. Among the children with whom Blinken talked is a 6-year-old girl, Maryna. During the shelling of Kherson, a Russian rocket hit Maryna's house, crippling a child. Doctors had to amputate the girl's leg, and now Maryna is learning to walk with a prosthesis.

Antony Blinken is currently in a meeting with Volodymyr Zelenskyy. We look forward to a joint press conference.

Throughout the stay of secretary Blinken in Kyiv, he was accompanied by a Ukrainian sapper dog, Patron, an employee of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service.

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