During a news conference on Saturday, Volodymyr Zhelensky said that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin would be visiting Kiev. This is the first time such high-level representatives of the US administration have visited Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion.
“We will wait for the security clearance and the US President to come and talk to us,” he added. CBS News The White House has reportedly declined to comment on the visit of US officials.
Previously televised on April 14th CNN reports that the United States intends to send Lloyd Austin or Secretary of State Anthony Blingen to Kiev.. Preliminary talks about the trip were to take place. However, the “Politico” portal pointed out that if the US administration agreed to send a delegation to Kiev, information about it would not be announced in advance for security reasons.
President Joe Biden also spoke of a possible visit. “We are in the process of making these decisions,” Joe Biden replied. – Am I ready to go? He asked, and a moment later a speech gesture – a fist – promised “yes.” Belarusian opposition portal Nexta posted on Twitter a record of the president’s conversation with the US media.
Zhelensky: If we have weapons, we will recapture the areas occupied by Russia.
During a press conference, Volodymyr Zhelensky announced that his country would recapture all territory occupied by Russian forces. The condition is to get enough weapons. – Personally, but as President, I promise we will get back everything they have occupied. Ten or twenty years will not be the same as the war from 2014 onwards. This is only a question of weapons. If we have, we will reclaim the temporarily occupied areas, he said.
Zelenskiy recalled that the Ukrainian army had recaptured many areas in the Kharkiv region. At the same time, he stressed that the further advancement of Ukrainian troops depended on the support of allies, who, in his opinion, gradually changed their approach. – I see a change in US policy in particular. The Ukrainian leader said that if we follow the verbal announcements, we can certainly liberate the occupied territories.
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