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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Ukraine Crisis(File Image)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Ukraine Crisis(File Image)

Blinken speaks with UK Foreign Secretary, condemns Russia's decision to recognize independence of Ukraine breakaway regions

ANI | Updated: Feb 24, 2022 03:31 IST


Washington [US], February 24 (ANI): US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke today with UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss on Wednesday (local time) and condemned Russia's decision to recognize the so-called "independence" of the Ukraine breakaway regions.
This comes after President Vladimir Putin recognized the independence of breakaway regions Donetsk and Luhansk and ordered the sending of Russian troops in the regions.

Both sides discussed the "extensive bilateral coordination on developing and executing swift and severe economic measures against Russia."
Furthermore, Secretary Blinken expressed "unwavering support" for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and commitment to European security.
"Secretary Blinken condemned the Russian Federation's decision to recognize the so-called "independence" of the purported republics controlled by Russian proxies in eastern Ukraine and send Russian troops to these areas as a "peacekeeping" force. They discussed the extensive bilateral coordination on developing and executing swift and severe economic measures against Russia. Secretary Blinken expressed unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and commitment to European security," read the statement by the US State Department. (ANI)

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