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Antony Blinken Reassures Ukraine with $60 Billion in Aid Amid Russian Attacks

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Kyiv on an unannounced diplomatic mission to reassure Ukraine of American support against increasingly intense Russian attacks. This visit follows Congress’s approval of a $60 billion foreign assistance package for Ukraine, with a significant portion allocated for replenishing depleted artillery and air defense systems.

Blinken’s visit underscores the Biden administration’s commitment to Ukraine’s defense and long-term security, with $1.4 billion in short-term military assistance and $6 billion in longer-term support already announced. He aims to accelerate the delivery of U.S. weapons to Ukraine, including artillery, air defense interceptors, and long-range ballistic missiles. During his two-day visit, Blinken will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other officials to discuss battlefield updates, the impact of new U.S. security and economic assistance.