The United States closed its embassy a few days before the Russian invasion. Photo: EFE
America This Wednesday, May 18, 2022, the activities of its embassy in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, which closed in February, just days before the start of the Russian invasion, were announced, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced.
“The day has come. Today we are officially starting activities again Embassy From America In Kiev, “the US Secretary of State said in a statement.
Blinken emphasizes that Ukrainian “Defended their homeland against brutal attacks” and, consequently, the flag US It could “wave again at the embassy”.
America On February 14, 2022, ten days before the start of the Russian invasion, Kiev closed its embassy and withdrew its staff and activities in western Lviv. Ukraine.
Russian troops later withdrew from the area The capital of UkraineTo re-open, to focus their efforts on the eastern part of the country American Legation In kyiv, as the European Union (EU) has already done with its embassy.
The Secretary From Condition The statement said that with the reopening of the embassy, ”additional measures have been taken to increase it.” SecurityThe workers returned to Kiev, given that the “war continued.”
He also promised a transfer Legation A Lviv The “promise” did not end in February America With support for Ukraine’s “sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
“We are reaffirming our commitment to the people and Government From UkraineAnd expect us to run our mission Embassy From America In kyiv, “he said.
They have visited the outskirts of Kiev since the withdrawal of Russian troops The capital of Ukraine Various U.S. authorities, such as Blinken; Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
US First Lady Jill Biden has traveled Ukraine Recently, however, he has only visited the city of Uzhhorod with a population of 100,000 Population A few kilometers from the Slovak border, where he met his wife, Olena Zelensk. President of UkraineVolodymyr Zelensky.