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'Continued US military aid is critical': Kuleba met with Blinken

'Continued US military aid is critical': Kuleba met with Blinken Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (Photo: RBC-Ukraine, Vitalii Nosach)

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, met with the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, in Munich, according to the Ukrainian Foreign Minister's Twitter account.

According to Kuleba, during the meeting with Blinken, they discussed further support for Ukraine from the United States. He thanked the US Secretary of State for everything they have done for our country.

In particular, the minister informed Blinken about the current priority needs of our soldiers:

  • ammunition;
  • air defense;
  • long-range weapons.

He also presented arguments to provide our country with anti-tank missile systems with a range of over 300 km.

"Continued US military aid is critical. We are actively working together on solutions, and Secretary Blinken reaffirmed that the U.S. will continue to mobilize the support," Kuleba added.

US assistance to Ukraine

Last year, US President Joe Biden urged Congress to allocate over $100 billion in aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, as well as to secure the American border. Republicans refused to support the initiative, demanding stricter measures to ensure the borders. Thus, assistance to Ukraine became dependent on the position of members of the Republican Party.

Recently, the US Senate began considering a bill to aid Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan without funds for border security. On February 3, senators supported the bill.

For the bill to take effect, it still needs to pass the House of Representatives and be signed by President Joe Biden.