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U.S. Envoys Blinken, Austin to Visit Ukraine, Zelenskiy Says

  • Secretaries of State and Defense to fly to Kiev, he says
  • White House, State Department have not confirmed visit
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Blinken, Austin in Kyiv for Talks With Zelenskiy
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin would visit Kyiv on Sunday, in what would be a risky show of support for Ukraine’s defense against Russia’s invasion.

“Tomorrow people from the U.S. are coming, I will meet the defense minister and the secretary of state, Mr. Blinken,” Zelenskiy said in a news conference on Saturday. “I think we will be waiting when security will allow the president of the U.S. to come and support Ukraine’s people.”