U.S. Department of State: Ukraine, Georgia, all other states in Europe have right to choose best futures for their people
U.S. Department of State: Ukraine, Georgia, all other states in Europe have right to choose best futures for their people

“Ukraine, Georgia, and all other states in Europe have the right to choose the best futures for their people – including through their work and aspiration to join the Euro-Atlantic community and NATO,” said the U.S. Department of State.

According to the statement, “over the past three decades, Russia has invaded three neighboring countries – Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova – interfered in elections, used chemical weapons to attempt assassinations both on foreign soil and domestically (Skripal, Navalny), and violated international arms control agreements.”

“The United States reaffirms its unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, extending to its territorial waters. The U.S.-Ukraine relationship serves as a cornerstone for security, democracy, and human rights in Ukraine and the broader region. We will continue to support Ukraine in its efforts to advance its Euro-Atlantic aspirations and to restore and secure Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders,” the statement reads.

The statement comes prior to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Kyiv, Ukraine, where he will meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba today to reinforce the United States’ commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

On January 20, Secretary Blinken will travel to Berlin, Germany to discuss recent diplomatic engagements with Russia and joint efforts to deter further Russian aggression against Ukraine.

The Secretary will then travel to Geneva, Switzerland, on January 21 to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to engage on areas of bilateral concern and urge Russia to take steps to de-escalate and remove its troops along Ukraine’s border, the US Department of State said.

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