Secretary of State Blinken may visit Ukraine in May – CNN

Secretary of State Blinken may visit Ukraine in May – CNN

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken may pay an official visit to Ukraine in May ahead of a meeting between United States President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, which could happen as soon as early summer.

This was reported by CNN with reference to "a Ukrainian government source close to the ongoing negotiations," Ukrinform reports.

"The Biden administration is preparing to send Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Ukraine next month," the report notes.

As noted, the fact that the Biden administration would deploy its most senior diplomat to Ukraine in the weeks before a potential summit sends a clear signal that Washington stands with the Eastern European nation [Ukraine] and values it as an ally.

Ukrainian officials hope that Biden will find time to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky ahead of any talks with Putin.

As Ukrinform reported, on April 2, the presidents of Ukraine and the United States had their first phone conversation since Biden took office on January 20. During the call, Biden expressed support for Ukraine's progress in gaining NATO membership.


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