The visit of the Head of the US State Department was not announced. In Kyiv, Blinken will hold a meeting with Zelensky.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Kyiv on Thursday, September 8, according to BBC journalist Barbara Plett Usher on Twitter.
“U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is visiting Ukraine in conjunction with the U.S. announcement of another $2.6 billion in security assistance to Kyiv and its neighbors,” she wrote.
The visit of the Head of the State Department was not announced. His arrival was confirmed by the Office of the President. Blinken is expected to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
According to AP, Blinken said today that the U.S. “will send $2 billion in long-term military assistance to Ukraine and 18 of its neighbors, including NATO members and regional security partners,” due to their defense challenges.
Earlier today it became known that Washington would provide Ukraine with a new package of military assistance worth about $675 million.