Blinken met Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Thursday and reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to supporting Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Washington will “work with you and continue to strengthen your own democracy, building institutions, advancing your reforms against corruption,” he said.
The one-day visit — the first by a senior US official under President Joe Biden — came after Ukraine last month accused Russia of amassing 100,000 troops on their shared border and claimed that ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine were systematically violating a ceasefire.
Biden has formerly promised “unwavering support” for Kiev “in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression.”
The Kremlin said at the time that the Russian troop and military hardware movements near the border with Ukraine were aimed at ensuring Moscow’s own security and posed no threat to anyone.