The US to Provide $360 ​​Mln Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Saturday, July 9, 2022
The US to Provide $360 ​​Mln Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

At the G20 summit, leaders saw "no sign that Russia is ready for serious diplomacy"

Today was the second day of the G20 summit. This day passed without the participation of Lavrov because the message from all the leaders about the isolation of Russia was "too clear," and the Russian FM was not ready for such unity of progressive countries in protecting Ukraine.

During Antony Blinken's talks with Wang Yi, the secretary stated that the United States "have not seen any signs that Russia is ready for serious diplomacy." The opinion was confirmed not only by the fact that Lavrov barely served ⅙ of the summit and returned to Russia, but that he defiantly left the session hall twice. The first time was during Annalena Baerbock's diatribe, in which she demanded an end to the war and condemned Russia's actions. The second time, predictably, was during the speech of Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba.

"There was a strong consensus, and Russia remained isolated, as it has been many times since the beginning of this war. In fact, foreign minister Lavrov left the meeting early, maybe because the message was very clear," Antony Blinken said.

During his speech to the G20, the secretary of state said he pressured China for their tacit support for the Kremlin's aggression and urged Beijing to "distance itself from the Kremlin." Significant was the announcement that the United States would provide Ukraine with $360 million in humanitarian aid. It is still hard to believe, but because of the water, many Ukrainians do not have access to water and medical care, and the houses of thousands of Ukrainians have been turned into ruins.

Antony Blinken echoed the words of everyone at the summit: Russia provoked a global crisis and is obliged to unlock Ukrainian grain.

"To our Russian colleagues: Ukraine is not your country. Her seed is not your seed. Why are you blocking ports?" secretary Blinken.

According to the French foreign minister, Catherine Colonna, Lavrov did not find support at the G20. Everything, as promised by Australian prime minister Antony Albanese. In turn, Josep Borrell commented on Lavrov's infantilism with the phrase "this is not the most constructive way to attend the G20 meeting."

Obviously, Lavrov can be severe and cold-blooded only in the artificial conditions of the Kremlin, but not in real life. The same probably applies to Putin not leaving the bunker.

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