Blinken’s visits Ukraine unannounced, vows more weapons
Blinken lands in Kiev and meets with senior Ukrainian officials on his second visit to the Ukrainian capital since February 24.
During an unannounced visit to Kiev, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed additional US supplies for Ukraine, as the Biden administration continues to fuel the war with billions worth of lethal weapons.
Following an overnight train ride from Poland, Blinken met with senior Ukrainian officials in central Kiev, his second visit to the Ukrainian capital since February 24.
This is happening as Ukrainian troops have suffered heavy losses, and shown signs of disarray not to mention lower morale.
US officials said Blinken's visit aimed at conveying the Biden administration's intention to provide more arms and ammunition to Ukraine.
Earlier today, the US announced that it will provide Ukraine with another $675 million in military supplies, including additional rockets and military vehicles.
This package will bring the total in US weapons supplies to $13.5 billion.
It is also worth noting that the administration will also supply Ukraine and neighboring countries with $2 billion in foreign military financing. The funding's specifics were not immediately available.
In the fiscal year that ended in June, the US has also authorized $4 billion in loans and grants to Ukraine and its neighbors.
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