The US Secretary of State is going to visit Ukraine next week amid concerns over military movements on the country’s border with Russia, Sputnik reported.
US media report that such a visit could reduce the anxiety of Kyiv in light of a possible meeting between the presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin, and Joe Biden.
Blinken met with the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba a few weeks ago in Belgium, and announced that the US “stands firmly behind the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Ukraine.”
In response to NATO’s buildup near Russia’s borders, Russia said all of its troop movements are aimed at maintaining national security. Russia has also stated that it is not involved in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.