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The United States congratulates Macron and looks forward to "closer cooperation" with France

The United States congratulates Macron and looks forward to “closer cooperation” with France

On Sunday evening, a meeting was held between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Lloyd Austin, according to the Ukrainian presidency.

“Americans are in Cairo today, they are talking to the president,” Oleksi Aristovich, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, said in an interview posted on YouTube this evening during the first meeting between Zhelensky and representatives of the US administration. Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion of this country on February 24.

“Friendship and cooperation between Ukraine and the United States are stronger than ever,” Zhelensky wrote on Twitter shortly before 2100 GMT without further details.

The shipment of US weapons to Ukraine in particular is being discussed.

Aristovich reiterated Kiev’s desire to acquire “weapons of attack”, saying, “Every day there will be a new pocha until we can launch a counterattack,” referring to the city in the northwestern suburbs of Kiev, which has become a symbol of atrocities. Made during the Russian occupation of the region.

“They would not have come here if the American authorities were not willing to give up arms,” ​​he added.

He noted that in the strategic city of Mariupol in southern Ukraine, which is controlled by the Russian military, “the security lines are on the verge of collapse,” and that the last Ukrainian fighters had gathered in large numbers in Azovstal. Complex.

Five days before the Russian invasion, he met face-to-face with US Vice President Kamala Harris on February 19 in Munich between Zhelensky and a senior US official.

As Western nations transfer military equipment to Ukraine, Zelensky has repeatedly stressed that his country needs more heavy weapons, including long-range air defense systems and warplanes.

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