“Today we are officially launching operations at the US Embassy in Kiev. The Ukrainian people, with our security assistance, have defended their homeland in the face of Russia’s unscrupulous invasion. We support that, “said Blingen, chief of The Christian Science Monitor’s Washington bureau.
Blinken reflected the US commitment to the Ukrainian government and its people.
“Three months ago, we lowered our flag over the US embassy in Kiev, Ukraine. When we relocate for security, it does not in any way prevent us from engaging and supporting the Ukrainian people, government and civil society and our allies and partners, “said Blingen. .
Blingen noted that the administration has been working to reopen the embassy since it closed.
“We have underscored our commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. We have pledged to continue our assistance and work towards the day we can return to Kiev.
Prior to the Russian invasion, the United States and several other countries dragged embassy officials and evacuated embassies and consulates from Kiev to the western city of Lviv. The State Department moved its diplomats to Poland and suspended all diplomatic services in Lviv just before the invasion began.
In late April, during a visit to Kyiv, Blinken announced the deportation of US ambassadors to Ukraine, and they began a day trip to Lviv.
US Ambassador to Ukraine Christina Gwynn and a delegation of US embassy officials visited for the first time since the US embassy closed last week. Kvien stayed in Kyiv before the embassy reopened on Wednesday.
Blingen did not specify how many U.S. ambassadors would act from the embassy. He noted that there are additional security measures in place to “improve our security measures and protocols” to keep returning U.S. ambassadors safe.
“We are determined to face the challenges ahead. The war is raging. Russian forces are wreaking havoc on Ukrainian soil every day. Millions of Ukrainians are fleeing their homes and mourning the loss of their loved ones. With the strength of purpose, we reaffirm our commitment to the Ukrainian people and government. We look forward to continuing our mission, “said Blingen.
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