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Blinken to pay visit to Ukraine amid Russia invasion fears

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks in the briefing room of the State Department in Washington, January 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks in the briefing room of the State Department in Washington, January 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will fly to Ukraine today in a show of support amid fears of a Russian invasion, the State Department says.

Blinken, who will meet tomorrow in Kyiv with President Volodymyr Zelensky, will “reinforce the United States’s commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” State Department spokesman Ned Price says.

Blinken will also head on Thursday to Berlin for four-way talks with Britain, France and Germany on the Ukraine crisis.

The four transatlantic powers will discuss “joint efforts to deter further Russian aggression against Ukraine, including allies’ and partners’ readiness to impose massive consequences and severe economic costs on Russia,” Price says in a statement.

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