US Sends Major Diplomats to Ukraine as Russia Move Goalposts

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The Russia invasion of Ukraine has moved into a new phase in recent days, as Vladimir Putin realizes that his original battle-plan was simply untenable.

Instead of taking Kyiv in a blitzkrieg and then installing a Russian government from the top down, Putin has been forced to retreat to the east and suggest that his new objective is to fully annex the pro-Russia regions near the Donbas.

During this reshuffling, and as Putin shows signs of weakness, the US is sending some high level diplomats to Ukraine to shore up our support.

U.S. diplomats will return to Ukraine this week and the U.S. will announce more military aid to Ukraine after a high-profile meeting between Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and others in Kyiv on Sunday, according to Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin, who traveled with the U.S. delegation.

“It was a very productive meeting, very engaging session, and we were very happy to have that opportunity,” Austin said at a news conference early Monday. “We expressed our deepest condolences to the president for the loss of so many civilians” and for the loss of troops. He said U.S. officials discussed with Zelenskyy what will “enable us to win the current fight and also build for tomorrow.”

The US had no problem dunking on Putin while in-country, either.

Blinken said the battle for Kyiv is won and that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been a failure when measured by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s original goal, to “fully subsume Ukraine into Russia.”

Putin’s nuclear threats have largely kept NATO and the western world from interjecting themselves physically in Ukraine, but as Russian war crimes mount, there are renewed calls fro intervention throughout the world.