Washington has pledged more than 800 million in military aid to Ukraine following the visit of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to Kiev. This is the first time since the start of the aggression that top US officials have visited the war-torn Eastern European country. However, this does not mean that the United States is directly involved in this war.
The BBC quoted US officials as saying.
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Recently, Washington reported that Blinken and Austin met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev on Sunday. After the tour, they are now stationed outside the territory of Ukraine.
A senior US official was quoted by CNN as saying that during the visit, Blinken and Austin met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, as well as Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, Defense Minister Oleski Reznikov and Interior Minister Denis Monastirski.
The United States is cooperating with Ukraine in various ways against the Russian aggression. This level of cooperation is even greater, especially in the case of the supply of sophisticated weapons.
In that case, the United States has said in a statement that its president is “very clear” about the situation in Ukraine. This includes the skies of Ukraine.
‘The visit of top officials does not indicate the involvement of U.S. forces,’ he added.
Since the beginning of Russia’s aggression, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly called on NATO to implement a no-fly zone in his country’s skies. However, the military alliance did not respond to his request.
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. Since then, Moscow has been carrying out a series of attacks using land and air routes.