The US State Department said Friday that Secretary of State Anthony Blinken discussed with his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmitry Kuleba, a possible response to the “mobilization of Russian forces” on the border with Ukraine.
came in statment The Foreign Ministry said, “Secretary Blinken reiterated the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity in the face of continued Russian aggression.”
He added that the two sides “discussed possible US and allies responses to the Russian military build-up along Ukraine’s borders,” as well as upcoming diplomatic engagements with Moscow.
According to the statement, the US Secretary stressed that “there will be no talks on Ukraine without Ukraine.”
The statement of the US State Department coincides with continued allegations by NATO members and the authorities in Kiev about Russias “mobilization of its forces near the borders of Ukraine” and repeated warnings by the alliance against Moscow’s launch of “any new aggression” on Ukrainian lands.