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Putin will not be able to conquer Ukraine and seize Kyiv – Blinken

Apr 3, 2024

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin will not be able to conquer Ukraine, and Kyiv will not fall into Russian hands.

This was stated by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken during a briefing.


When asked whether the United States could promise that Kyiv would never fall into Russian hands, Blinken said: "I am convinced we already have.  In other words, it is not happening, it’s never going to happen".

The US Secretary of State confirmed that at the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Washington had allowed for the possibility of Kyiv's "fall". However, now the US is confident that this will not happen.

"But thanks to the incredible resistance of the Ukrainian people, and thanks also to the support given to Ukraine by the United States, France and other countries, Putin’s desire to conquer the whole country, to wipe it off the map, to make it part of a greater Russia, has not materialized and it won’t," he said.

As a reminder, on February 13, the US Senate approved a bill to provide $95 billion in aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. In particular, more than $60 billion is provided for Ukraine.

In order for the bill to come into force, it still needs to be approved by the US House of Representatives and signed by President Joe Biden.

House Speaker Mike Johnson opposed the initiative. He did not submit the bill for consideration by the lower house of Congress. In his turn, President Joe Biden called on the House of Representatives to urgently approve the bill.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 03/04/2024

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