Secretary Blinken Announces $2 Billion in Assistance for Ukraine

He made the announcement during a 2-day visit to Kyiv.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken this week that the U.S. is processing a $2 billion arms deal for Ukrainian defense forces. Congress passed the assistance in late April as part of the $61 billion aid foreign package. Secretary Blinken made the announcement at the end of his two-day visit to Ukraine’s capital city Kyiv, where he met with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

“I’m here in part as a show of support, but much more important than a trip or a visit is the fact that that support in very concrete terms is very much on the way,” the U.S. secretary of state said.

Minister Kuleba expressed gratitude for the funding, which is all the more important as Russia continues to attack and hold onto Ukrainian territories.

The Ukrainian minister said, “This is a very timely visit, because it sends a message of encouragement not only to the people of Ukraine but most importantly to the troops, to our soldiers who are heroically defending Ukraine in the south, in the east, in the northeast near Kharkiv where Russia tries to expand the war zone.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Blinken to receive God’s guidance as he supports the war effort in Ukraine against Russia.
  • For ambassadors in the State Department to be discerning as they engage in diplomatic efforts worldwide.

Sources: VOA News, NPR


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