Blinken goes to Ukraine again, gets lectured by Zelensky about failing to provide enough weapons


The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, arrived in Kyiv on Tuesday morning on his first visit to Ukraine since a major US aid package was passed last month, as Ukrainian forces struggle to defend against increasingly intense Russian attacks. Blinken, who arrived by train from Poland in an unannounced visit, met Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, shortly after arriving.

“We know this is a challenging time. But we also know that in the near term the assistance is now on the way, some of it has already arrived and more of it will be arriving,” Blinken said. “And that’s going to make a real difference against the ongoing Russian aggression on the battlefield.”

Zelenskiy described the US aid as crucial, and thanked Blinken, but also said Ukraine desperately needed two more air defence systems to protect the second city of Kharkiv, which has been hit repeatedly by Russian strikes in recent weeks.

Addressing Blinken in English, Zelenskiy said air defence supplies were “the biggest deficit for us”, with Russia conducting long-range aerial attacks since March that have pounded electricity facilities and caused blackouts.

“Really we need today two Patriots for Kharkiv, for Kharkiv region because there the people are under attack. Civilians, warriors, everybody they are under Russian missiles.”

Blinken’s visit, his fourth to Ukraine since Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022, comes at a difficult time for Kyiv…

4 thoughts on “Blinken goes to Ukraine again, gets lectured by Zelensky about failing to provide enough weapons”

  1. Serious question: how is it a “full scale invasion” when the stated goals of the “invasion” were the removal of Ukronazis from the then-independent Donbas, and the theater of war has been consistently in Donbas? That doesn’t sound like “full scale invasion”, especially when Russia hasn’t even sent in their best troops.

  2. Finish the job Mr. Putin. Ukraine is and always was a part of Russia. It’s yours. Take it AlL back.

  3. What a world when one demonic psychopath, Putin, is actually morally justified in fighting against other demonic psychopaths.

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