Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba 12 March

As stated by Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to discuss the foreign minister’s trilateral meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Secretary Blinken updated Foreign Minister Kuleba on the joint actions the United States is taking today in coordination with the G7 and the EU to further raise the costs on Russia. He reiterated U.S. commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and to continue surging security, economic, and humanitarian support to the people of Ukraine as they face increasingly brutal bombardment by Russian forces. They shared their concerns that Russia is escalating its disinformation campaigns to deceive the world, including at the United Nations. The Secretary provided an update on U.S. and global efforts to hold Russia accountable for its premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustifiable war against Ukraine and to hold Belarus accountable for its facilitation of Russia’s combat operations.

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