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Top US officials meet Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev

Volodymyr Zelensky

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 April 2022 6:59 AM GMT

KIEV: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev, marking the first visit by top American officials to the war-torn nation since Russia began its invasion on February 24. Zelensky on Monday put out several pictures on Instagram, in which he said that the "visit of a delegation of high-ranking US officials to Kiev at this crucial moment for the Ukrainian state is very valuable and important".

The visit on Sunday came unannounced and the US government is yet to make an official statement on it. The President added that he discussed with Blinken and Austin about "defense assistance, strengthening sanctions against Russia, financial support for Ukraine and security guarantees". (IANS)

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