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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:40 PM

Blinken Will Visit Ukraine in Show of Support Against Russia

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Kyiv next week, a clear signal of the Biden administration’s support for Ukraine’s government against threats from Russia.

In a statement announcing the trip, the State Department said Mr. Blinken would “reaffirm unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression.”

Mr. Blinken will meet in Kyiv on Wednesday and Thursday with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, senior officials and civil society representatives. His visit will be preceded by a three-day stop in London.

Mr. Blinken will be the most senior American official to visit Kyiv since Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled there in February 2020, soon after Congress impeached and acquitted President Donald J. Trump on charges that he abused his power by leveraging U.S. policy toward the country in an effort to incriminate Joseph R. Biden Jr., then a Democratic candidate for president, and his son, Hunter.


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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:49 PM

1. Good move.

Curious, do they fly commercial or Government aircraft?
Just curious . Good movethough. Trying to mend fences.

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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 10:01 PM

2. the state department and especially the secretary of state

have their own planes at least for senior people. The sos needs to be able to fly in at out at will to all sorts of locations with maximum security and means to communicate back to white house securely. Jetblue is not gonna cut it..

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