Last month, the United States gave $200 million extra military aid to Ukraine. The US Department of Defense made this known when Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Kyiv.
Blinken visits Ukraine to show support in the conflict with Russia. He speaks in Kyiv with President Volodimir Zelensky and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmitro Kuleba.
Ukraine and Western countries fear that Russia is preparing an attack on Ukraine, for which it has gathered tens of thousands of soldiers along the border. Russia denies this. The Kremlin believes that Western countries are increasing tensions with arms supplies to Ukraine and does not want the country to join NATO.
Tensions between the West and Russia are underway. Blinken will speak in Berlin on Thursday with German, France, Great Britain, and Ukraine colleagues. He will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Friday.
Russia argues that Western interference with Ukraine, among other things, endangers the security of Eastern Europe and demands that Ukraine never become a member of NATO. The US has already rejected that Russian demand but hopes to find a middle ground.