US vows to reopen embassy in Kiev, says Russia 'failed'

O secretário de Defesa dos EUA, Lloyd Austin, e o secretário de Estado norte-americano, Antony Blinken, com o presidente da Ucrânia, Volodymyr Zelensky

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of US State, Antony Blinken, with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky| Photo: EFE/EPA/US

The United States promised, this Monday () to reopen their embassy in Kiev . The announcement was made during a visit by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to the Ukrainian capital, according to Reuters. At the time, they also praised Ukraine’s success in the face of the Russian invasion.

“What you did to repel the Russians at the Battle of Kiev is extraordinary and inspiring, frankly, to the rest of the world,” Austin told President Volodymyr Zelensky. To which Blinken added, “The reason we’re back is because of you, because of the extraordinary courage, leadership and success you’ve had in repelling this horrible Russian aggression.”

Blinken also told Polish reporters on Monday that “Russia is failing” in its war. “Ukraine is succeeding. Russia’s main objective is to totally subjugate Ukraine, take away its sovereignty, take away its independence. That failed,” said the American, according to the Associated Press.

According to a US government official interviewed by Reuters, the country will send assistance of US$ 713 million for Ukraine and other countries in the region. With the new $76 millions in military aid to Kiev, American security aid , since the Russian invasion, reaches US$ 3.7 billion. The aim, according to the source, is to provide “support for the capabilities that Ukraine needs, especially the fight in Donbass.”

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