In a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed the readiness of the new US administration to develop economic and military support for Ukraine, including the provision of lethal weapons, the press service of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry reports.
"Anthony Blinken assured Dmytro Kuleba of the new US administration's readiness to develop strong economic and military support for Ukraine, including the provision of lethal weaponry," the statement said.
It is noted that "the parties paid special attention to joint efforts on countering hybrid threats and misinformation."
The officials also discussed the prospects of contacts at all levels, including the highest ones.
As we reported earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that Ukraine could be talking with other states on equal grounds if it had its own nuclear arsenal.
"I understand that nuclear weaponry is a bad thing. But if Ukraine had nuclear weapons now if we did not do such a huge mistake - and in current conditions, I guess it was a mistake, indeed - there would be no invasion, and we would have our territories (Donbas and Crimea, - 112 International). We could be talking on equal grounds with the Russian Federation and the entire world," he noted.