US visits Kyiv to strengthen military aid to Ukraine
Story: On a visit designed to show Western support, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin are in Kyiv late Sunday (April 24) after a train journey from Poland. I met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and other senior officials. US officials said the Prime Minister had promised $ 713 million worth of new support to the Zelensky administration and other countries in the region fearing further invasion of Russia. Meetings between the US delegation and Ukrainian leaders lasted three hours, or more than twice the allotted time. , A US official said. Prior to Brinken and Austin’s visit, Ukrainian officials made a list of urgently needed weapons from the United States, such as anti-missile systems, anti-aircraft systems, armored vehicles and tanks, from the west of Zelenskiy’s aide Igor Zhovkva. High-level US visits highlighted a change in conflict as Ukrainian troops armed with a large influx of weapons repelled Russia’s attack on the capital Kib.