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Secretary Antony J. Blinken At a Roundtable on Humanitarian Assistance in Ukraine

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE LOTTE THE PALACE NEW YORK NEW YORK, NEW YORK SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Liz, thank you.  Thank you for those truly overly generous words.  But the one part of that that’s true is that we’ve had a relationship going back many, many years (inaudible).  It’s something that I’ve had the opportunity ...
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Major General Thomas Carden and Senior Department of Defense Officials Visit Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti Region

Major General Thomas Carden, The Adjutant General – Georgia National Guard, and Senior Department of Defense Officials from the U.S. Embassy visited the Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti region. MG Carden spoke with local leaders about Resilience, Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA), Crisis Management / Disaster Response, and support from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). GEMA ...
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Raising the Flag at U.S. Embassy Kyiv

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE Three months ago, we lowered our flag over the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, just days before Russian forces streamed across Ukraine’s border to carry out President Putin’s unprovoked, unjustified war of choice.  When we suspended operations at the embassy, we made the point clear: while we ...
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Joint Statement on the Meeting of Secretary Blinken and Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON The following is the text of a joint statement released by the Governments of the United States and Turkey. Begin text:  U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu met in New York on May 18 within the framework of the U.S.-Turkey Strategic Mechanism to reaffirm their strong cooperation ...
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Food insecurity made worse by Putin’s war, not sanctions

Russia’s attack on Ukraine  jeopardizes the world’s food supply. Vladimir Putin’s war of choice is hindering Ukraine’s harvests, which typically feed millions. Russian military forces have bombed fields, damaged grain silos, attacked merchant ships in the Black Sea, and destroyed the roads and railways that allow Ukraine to export its agricultural goods worldwide. And yet Putin blames U.S. and ...
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