Blinken will reaffirm US dedication to help Ukraine and focus on tensions within the Balkans

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will reiterate this week his continued help for Ukraine towards Russian aggression, James O’Brien, deputy secretary of the State Division for European and Eurasian Affairs, mentioned Monday.

O’Brien’s assertion comes amid ongoing issues that rising tensions within the Center East brought on by the conflict between Israel and Hamas will forestall Washington from sustaining the identical degree of navy and diplomatic help for Kyiv.

Talking with reporters on the eve of Blinken’s journey to Brussels, O’Brien harassed that, collaborating within the first assembly of the Ukraine-NATO Council on the degree of overseas ministers, opening within the Belgian capital, the pinnacle of the overseas coverage division will verify the continued dedication of the USA and its allies to help Ukraine.

“That is a part of the method of discovering a spot within the alliance, (membership in) which, as we’ve got at all times mentioned, is the way forward for Ukraine,” the deputy secretary of state mentioned.

Answering a query associated to the publication of the German newspaper Bild (the publication claims that the USA and Germany are influencing Kiev, pushing it to barter with Moscow), O’Brien emphasised that Washington doesn’t pursue such a coverage.

“We now have at all times mentioned that this is a matter that Ukraine should resolve,” defined the deputy head of the State Division.

The Deputy Secretary of State additionally mentioned that this coming week the pinnacle of the State Division will characterize the USA on the OSCE assembly, which might be held within the capital of North Macedonia, in response to Reuters.

As O’Brien defined, the Secretary of State will even deal with the issue of rising tensions within the Western Balkans, the place NATO is contemplating rising its navy presence amid tensions within the northern areas of Kosovo.

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