The U.S. Secretary of State assured that the American side is “determined to help Ukraine successfully defend itself” in light of the Russian special operation.

The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal discussed sanctions against Russia and Washington’s additional assistance to Kyiv at a meeting in the American capital. This is stated in a written statement by the head of the press service of the U.S. Department of State, Ned Price.

As follows from the document, Blinken “expressed the unwavering support of the United States for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” and also assured that the American side is “determined to help Ukraine successfully defend itself” in light of the special operation of the Russian Federation.

Blinken and Shmygal talked about “tightening sanctions aimed at making Russia bear the costs.” They also discussed Kyiv’s “most serious needs” and “additional opportunities for the United States to provide assistance to Ukraine.”