The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinktoday paid tribute to the Berkovetske Cemetery From the Ukrainian capital to the Ukrainians who died fighting Russia’s military aggression, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba said on his Twitter account. The course of Ukraine’s counteroffensive will be one of the priority topics at the meetings Blinken will hold today with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other Ukrainian state authorities.
Blinken’s visit to the cemetery was “a mark of respect for all Ukrainian fighters who gave their lives for our freedom and the right to life,” Kuleba added. According to the official note, Blinken will also address issues of “energy, security and humanitarian needs” related to Ukraine and announce new modalities of US support to Kiev in these areas.
It is Blinken’s third visit to Ukraine since the start of the full-scale Russian military invasion. According to US media, during his stay in the Ukrainian capital he will announce a new aid package for Kiev worth more than $1,000 million (more than 930 million euros at current exchange rates), which will include military equipment, among other things.
For his part The Russian presidency has accused the US government of inciting Ukraine to continue fighting “to the last Ukrainian”. in a criticism that coincides with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s surprise visit to Kiev this Wednesday.
The Kremlin’s main spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, reiterated statements that the US authorities are ready to continue supporting Ukrainians “for as long as necessary”, implying, among other things, the following “You don’t save money”reports the Agency TASS.
However, Peskov ruled out that this support could in any way “impact” what the Kremlin continues to call a “special military operation” – the official euphemism for the invasion, which began in February 2022 on the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin .