U.S. Promises More Aid, Return of Diplomats In Kyiv Visit

After a secrecy-shrouded visit to Kyiv, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russia is failing in its war aims and “Ukraine is succeeding.”

The trip by Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was the highest-level American visit to the capital since Russia invaded in late February.

They told Ukraine’s president, Volodomyr Zelenskyy, and his advisers that the U.S. would provide more than $300 million in foreign military financing and had approved a $165 million sale of ammunition.

Blinken told reporters Monday near the Polish-Ukrainian border, “We had an opportunity to demonstrate directly our strong ongoing support for the Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian people.”

Blinken said their meeting with the Ukrainians lasted for three hours.