(ZLM) The recent visit of the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Kyiv has generated some interest in Ukraine and beyond. This face-to-face meeting was a good opportunity for the United States and Ukraine to send and receive messages and signals in the most direct way. The agenda for the bilateral relations had been set prior to the meeting and yet the symbolism of Blinken coming with a message of continued support (and, also, perhaps, for some “inspection”) was an important one, not to be undervalued.
Security and domestic reforms go hand in hand
Formally, the US-Ukraine relations are those of the strategic partnership. There have been ups and downs over the years, but mostly ups as Washington has stood behind Kyiv in its attempts to improve its security and introduce much needed (and often delayed) reforms. The intensity of cooperation and the scale of American support has increased dramatically since 2014, when Russia launched its aggression against Ukraine. […]
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