Washington DC, 23 February 2022 (TDI): The United States Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken met with Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba in Washington DC.

The two states and key partners are working to rally the international community to support Ukraine’s integrity. This conclusion was expressed in a joint press conference yesterday.

Blinken expressed the United States’ support to Ukraine and its people and is committed to working with other allies in that matter. The Ukrainian Foreign Minister, for his part, expressed his gratitude toward the support of the US. Moreover, he stated that this shows the quality and dynamic of their relationship.

Furethermore, Blinken and Kuleba touched upon the recent occurrences in the region that escalate the tensions. As it happens two Ukrainian lands which are Donetsk and Luhansk claimed their independence, and Moscow recognized it last Tuesday.

Indeed, the two locations are areas of confrontation between the pro-Russian and the Ukrainian government forces since 2014. To deal with the overall situation, the United States, for its part, will implement sanctions on two large Russian institutions that have links with the Kremlin.

Ukraine, on its part, counts on the US with other allies. For instance, the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to help with diplomatic ways to ease the tensions.

Hence Ukraine denies the Independence claim. Before the in-person meeting, both officials had exchanged views on a phone call and now expressed it to the world.

US and Ukraine relationship

The relationship between these two partners started in 1991, after the Ukrainian independence from the Soviet Union. Since then, their collaboration has the characteristics of friendly and dynamic.

The US and Ukraine cooperate to the success of a free and democratic Ukrainian state. In addition, to support this Eastern European state, there is a US-Ukraine Council on Trade and Investment that veils to the growth of the Ukrainian economy.

Concerning Multilateral relations, both states work together through their involvement in similar international organizations. For instance, they cooperate in the United Nations(UN), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO).