State Department Meeting, Washington: Ukraine is examining weaponry, ammunition, sanctions against Russia, money for Ukraine, and “European viewpoints” rather than “Soviet perspectives” in order to win the conflict with Russia, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal stated.
Shmyhal expressed gratitude to the United States for its assistance during a Friday speech at the State Department in Washington, DC, alongside US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Prior to his Blinken meeting, he said that while in Washington, he met with US Vice President Joe Biden and financial executives from across the world, and that he is “certain that after this visit, Ukraine will win and will have an absolutely excellent recovery plan.”
Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, said earlier on Friday that there is a “realistic prospect” that Russian President Vladimir Putin may win the conflict in Ukraine, describing the current scenario as “unpredictable.”
Shmyhal stated that Ukraine is adamant about joining Europe, “and as a result, many of our young men and women have paid the ultimate price in this struggle for Ukrainian, European, and civilized ideas.” Blinken, who spoke before the prime minister, remarked that this is Ukraine’s first senior official visit since the conflict began.
He did not, however, respond to a question concerning the US Embassy in Ukraine. There are no ongoing discussions about reopening the embassy in Ukraine. It has shifted its headquarters to Poland.
According to National Security Council spokesman Adrienne Watson, US President Joe Biden’s national security advisor, Jake Sullivan, also met with Shmyhal on Friday afternoon to discuss economic and humanitarian aid. Mr. Sullivan underlined the US government’s and people’s unwavering commitment to Ukraine.
The two discussed the United States’ security, economic, and humanitarian assistance, including the new assistance announced yesterday by President Biden, as well as ongoing efforts with international partners to impose additional costs on Russia for its unprovoked aggression.
Biden stated Thursday that the US will provide an additional $800 million in military support to Ukraine as Russia’s campaign approaches a “critical window,” but cautioned that subsequent shipments will require legislative approval if the battle continues.
Edited By : Khushi Thakur
Published By : Shubham Ghulaxe