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Russia’s Sham Elections in Ukraine’s Sovereign Territory

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 The Russian Federation is in the process of conducting sham elections in occupied areas of Ukraine. These so-called elections are taking place nearly one year after the Kremlin staged sham referenda and purported to annex Ukraine’s Kherson, Zaporizhzhya, Donetsk, and Luhansk oblasts, and over ... Read More»

Condemnation of the Lukashenka Regime’s Prohibition on Renewing Passports for Belarusians Abroad

PRESS STATEMENT MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 The Lukashenka regime’s decision to stop providing overseas passport services harms thousands of Belarusians living abroad and is the latest in a long line of cynical rejections by the regime of its basic obligations to its people. The decree’s sole aim is to make the lives ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Polish Foreign Minister Rau

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 6, 2023 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller: Secretary Blinken spoke with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau to discuss key bilateral priorities.  Secretary Blinken welcomed Poland’s generous ongoing assistance to Ukraine and its people and emphasized the United States’ ironclad commitment to continued support of Ukraine’s defense against Russia’s ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Ukraine

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 6, 2023 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken visited Kyiv on September 6, where he met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba to underscore unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine’s defense of its sovereign territory and the people of Ukraine ... Read More»