New Package of Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN August 29, 2023 Today we are announcing the next package of military assistance to aid Ukraine as it defends its territory and protects its people. This package contains important capabilities to help Ukraine on the battlefield.  It includes AIM-9M missiles for air defense, munitions for High Mobility ... Read More»

Marking 500 Days of Resilience in Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 8, 2023 Five hundred days ago, on February 24, 2022, the Russian government launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.  As the Kremlin attempts to subjugate Ukraine, seize its land, topple its democratically elected government, the spirit of Ukraine’s people remains unbroken, and the United States remains ... Read More»

Additional U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 7, 2023 Ukraine’s brave defenders continue to resist Russia’s aggression while civilians across the country endure drone and missile strikes.  Their steadfast courage has inspired the world and galvanized U.S. and global efforts to aid Ukraine in its time of crisis. Pursuant to a delegation of ... Read More»

Additional U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 27, 2023 Pursuant to a delegation of authority from President Biden, I am authorizing our 41st drawdown for Ukraine, which will provide $500 million worth of U.S. arms and equipment from Department of Defense stocks.  This security assistance package will support Ukraine’s ongoing counteroffensive operations with equipment ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the Ukraine Conference Session 1

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM JUNE 21, 2023 SECRETARY BLINKEN: Thank you. Good morning, everyone. Prime Minister Sunak, Prime Minister Shmyhal, thank you for bringing us together and bringing together such a broad and diverse coalition of governments, businesses, international financial institutions, civil society groups, all dedicated to Ukraine’s ... Read More»

United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 16, 2023 The United States is providing $205 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Ukraine as part of our support for those affected by Russia’s unprovoked, unjustified, and brutal war against Ukraine. U.S. humanitarian assistance provides the people of Ukraine with critical support, ... Read More»

Additional U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 13, 2023 The United States continues to stand with the people of Ukraine, whose enduring courage and solidarity inspires the world.  The United States is partnering with over 50 nations to lead efforts in support of Ukraine’s self-defense against Russian aggression. Pursuant to a delegation of ... Read More»

Russia’s Strategic Failure and Ukraine’s Secure Future

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE HELSINKI CITY HALL HELSINKI, FINLAND JUNE 2, 2023 MAYOR VARTIAINEN:  Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, it is my great pleasure to warmly welcome you all to the beautiful capital of Finland, Helsinki, and the Helsinki City Hall.  Helsinki has a great honor to host this special ... Read More»

United States Imposes Additional Sanctions and Export Controls on Russia in Coordination with International Partners

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN May 19, 2023 In coordination with the G7, Australia, and other partners, the United States is imposing new sanctions today on Russia for its illegal war in Ukraine. Today’s actions implement new commitments made at the G7 Leaders’ ... Read More»

Additional U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 4, 2023 Pursuant to a delegation of authority from President Biden, I am authorizing our 35th drawdown of U.S. arms and equipment for Ukraine valued at $500 million.  This military assistance package includes more ammunition for U.S.-provided HIMARS, air defense interceptors, and artillery rounds that Ukraine ... Read More»

More U.S. Security Assistance on the Way for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 20, 2023 This week, we mark one year since the Russian Government launched its brutal and unprovoked invasion against Ukraine. President Putin expected a quick victory, but despite inflicting widespread destruction and human suffering, he has fundamentally underestimated the boundless courage and steadfast resolve of the ... Read More»

Critical New U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release February 3, 2023 The United States is announcing today two new security assistance packages to help Ukraine continue to defend itself against Russia’s brutal war.  These packages include critical air defense and counter-drone capabilities to help Ukraine defend ... Read More»

$400 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN November 10, 2022 The United States continues to support Ukraine’s brave defenders with additional military assistance to help them protect their country from Russia’s aggression. Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President, today I am authorizing ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken At the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Meeting on Ukrainian Sovereignty and Russian Accountability

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release REMARKS September 22, 2022United Nations HeadquartersNew York, New York SECRETARY BLINKEN:  (Via interpreter) Thank you very much, Madam President, for having brought this council together at this very grave moment of the crisis of the war of Russia on Ukraine. (In English) Mr. Secretary General, thank ... Read More»

$775 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State August 19, 2022 As we approach the six-month mark of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal full-scale war against Ukraine, President Putin’s forces continue their assault, inflicting grievous harm on civilians and causing massive destruction of civilian infrastructure.  President Biden has been clear that we will continue to support the ... Read More»

$1 Billion in New U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN August 8, 2022 Nearly six months into the unprovoked and brutal assault on Ukraine, Russia continues its destruction of Ukrainian towns and villages. President Biden has been clear that we will continue to support the Ukrainian people as ... Read More»

Russia’s “Filtration” Operations, Forced Disappearances, and Mass Deportations of Ukrainian Citizens 

Press Statement For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Antony J. Blinken July 13, 2022 On the eve of the Ukraine Accountability Conference, the United States calls on Russia to immediately halt its systematic “filtration” operations and forced deportations in Russian-controlled and held areas of Ukraine.  The unlawful transfer and deportation of protected persons is a grave ... Read More»

Targeting Russia’s War Machine, Sanctions Evaders, Military Units

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN June 28, 2022 Targeting Russia’s War Machine, Sanctions Evaders, Military Units Implicated in Human Rights Abuses, and Officials Involved in Suppression of Dissent The United States reaffirms our commitment to working alongside our allies and partners to further impose ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken During the Uniting for Global Food Security Conference

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE THE FEDERAL FOREIGN OFFICE BERLIN, GERMANY JUNE 24, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Annalena, thank you so much.  I guess our mail service was working better maybe than some of the colleagues, but I really want to thank you and thank Germany, for bringing us all together here in this place ... Read More»

One Hundred Days of the Kremlin’s War Against Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN June 3, 2022 In the one hundred days since Russian President Putin ordered his forces to further invade Ukraine, the world has seen the courage and determination of the people of Ukraine as they fight for their country. ... Read More»

$700 Million Drawdown of New U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN June 1, 2022 In the three months since it launched its unprovoked and brutal further invasion of Ukraine, Russia has consistently failed to meet its strategic objectives.  The Kremlin has succeeded only in devastating communities, brutalizing civilians, disrupting ... Read More»

Attribution of Russia’s Malicious Cyber Activity Against Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN May 10, 2022 The United States is joining with allies and partners to condemn Russia’s destructive cyber activities against Ukraine.  In the months leading up to and after Russia’s illegal further invasion began, Ukraine experienced a series of ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Secretary Lloyd Austin Remarks to Traveling Press

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SOUTHEASTERN POLAND APRIL 25, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Morning, everybody.  Secretary Austin and I just returned from Kyiv, where we went at the request of President Biden and the invitation of President Zelenskyy.  We had an opportunity to demonstrate directly our strong support, our strong ongoing support for the Ukrainian Government and for ... Read More»

$100 Million in New U.S. Civilian Security Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 26, 2022 The United States intends to provide an additional $100 million in civilian security assistance to enhance the capacity of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs to provide essential border security, sustain civil law enforcement functions, and safeguard critical governmental infrastructure in the face of ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken on Russia’s Threat to Peace and Security at the UN Security Council

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE UN HEADQUARTERS NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK FEBRUARY 17, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Mr. President, this council was convened today to discuss the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, a goal that we all share, despite Russia’s persistent violations.  These agreements, which were negotiated in 2014 and 2015 and signed ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba Before Their Meeting

REMARKS TO THE PRESS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE TREATY ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. AUGUST 5, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon, everyone.  It’s a real pleasure to have Foreign Minister Kuleba and his delegation here at the State Department.  The minister and I have been working very closely together over the last six months since ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC Andrea Mitchell Reports

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL KYIV, UKRAINE MAY 6, 2021 QUESTION:  Thank you very much, Mr. Secretary. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  It’s great to be with you. QUESTION:  Thank you for being here.  First of all, Vladimir Putin had said he would withdraw; he has not.  U.S. officials say there are 80,000 ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Olena Removska of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL KYIV, UKRAINE MAY 6, 2021 QUESTION:  Secretary Blinken, welcome to Ukraine. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you. QUESTION:  Thank you for your time.  In April, we witnessed a buildup of Russia troops close to Ukraine’s border and even annexed Crimea.  Russia called it snap checks.  What lessons ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Olena Frolyak of ICTV

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL KYIV, UKRAINE MAY 6, 2021 QUESTION:  Mr. Secretary, you arrived in Ukraine after the escalation in Donbas and accumulation of huge number of Russian weapons in our borders.  Russia is actually withdrawing them, but it’s not a reason to calm down.  What the support can ... Read More»
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