Antony Blinken is on a trip to Kyiv, where he visited a children's hospital and met with U.S. Embassy staff. The U.S. announced nearly $3 billion in aid and weapons for Ukraine and other countries.
China's support for Russia's war in Ukraine is complicating U.S.-Chinese relations at an already difficult time, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Chinese counterpart.
It is important that the Ukrainians define the terms of any potential negotiation, Blinken tells NPR, while the U.S. makes sure that the country has the means to repel Russian aggression.
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"Based on information currently available, the U.S. government assesses that members of Russia's forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
The prospect that the U.S. and its allies could impose new sanctions on Russian oil pushed energy prices sharply higher. The average price of gasoline in the U.S. hit $4.06 per gallon.
Speaking in Moldova, Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Americans to leave Russia and vowed to support any American being held by Russia.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, ended talks in Geneva with no major breakthroughs but an agreement to keep talking.
The Biden administration hopes to make deeper inroads in Southeast Asia but lags far behind China, which has already built up major trade ties, as well as roads and a high-speed rail.
"We are committed to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and will continue to provide Ukraine the support it needs," a senior State Department official said.
The simple question of whether the U.S. should stay or go was not simple at all. Now Biden's determination to leave Afghanistan has resulted in a bigger mess than he bargained for.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov huddled on the sidelines of Arctic Council meetings in Reykjavik, Iceland.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Kabul on Thursday in a visit that comes on the heels of President Biden's announcement that all U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan.
The first Cabinet-level trip abroad of the Biden administration is squarely focused on the challenge presented by China to U.S. primacy. Blinken will also meet with his Chinese counterpart in Alaska.