“We support the Ukrainians by providing MiGs and SU’s, planes that they can fly,” Blinken said, referring to U.S. planned aircraft support through Poland.
US Secretary of State Blinken: “We Have seen very credible reports of deliberate attacks on civilians that would constitute war crimes”
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told U.S. media about the war between Russia and Ukraine from Moldova, the final stop of his European trip. Commenting on the sanctions imposed on Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin and his inner circle, Blinken said that they are working with NATO allies, European Union (EU) partners and others, adding that “we are working to further increase the extraordinary pressure on Russia through unprecedented actions and sanctions.”
“THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE HAVE SHOWN THAT THEY WILL NOT GIVE IN TO PUTIN OR THE SOVEREIGNTY OF RUSSIA”
The Ukrainians continued to resist Russia, Blinken said. Taking a city does not mean that the hearts and minds of the Ukrainian people have been won. The Ukrainian people have shown that they will not give in to Vladimir Putin or russia’s sovereignty.”
IMPORTS OF RUSSIAN OIL ARE ON THE TABLE
Referring to oil imports from Russia, Blinken said, “We add new ones to the sanctions almost every day and we do so in coordination with the Europeans. When there is a difference between us, if there is a gap on one side, we close it”, explaining that the United States is in contact with its European partners and allies to ban the import of Russian oil and to ensure that there is still a suitable oil supply in the world markets.
Referring to the aircraft support the
U.S. plans to provide through Poland, Blinken said that they are working with Poland on this issue, “We support the Ukrainians by providing MiGs and SU’s, planes that they can fly. But we also want to see if we can help them bridge any gaps that may arise in Poland’s security. We are currently actively talking about it.”
WAR CRIMES ALLEGATIONS AGAINST RUSSIA
Referring to the International Criminal Court’s investigation into Russia’s alleged war crimes in Ukraine, Blinken said, “We have seen very reliable reports of deliberate attacks on civilians that would constitute war crimes. We have seen very reliable reports about the use of some weapons. What we’re doing now is documenting all this, putting it all together. To ensure that we can support everything they do while investigating whether war crimes have been committed by the relevant institutions and organizations. So we’re looking at these reports right now. They’re very reliable. We document everything.”