US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Sweden, Norway and Finland next week and discuss continued support for Ukraine, Sky News reports.
According to reports, A. Blinken will deliver a speech in Helsinki on Friday in which he will emphasize that “Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is a strategic failure and our continued efforts to support Ukraine in the defense of its territory, its sovereignty and its democracy in pursuit of a just and lasting peace.”
In addition, during the trip, A. Blinken will chair the meeting of the Trade and Technology Council of the United States and the European Union (EU). The US Secretary of State will also attend the NATO foreign ministers’ meeting in Oslo on Wednesday and Thursday, where preparations for the Alliance summit in Vilnius will be discussed. Then A. Blinken will travel to Finland, where he will meet the leaders of this country.
Finland is the newest member of NATO. She officially joined the ranks of the Alliance in April. The country bordering Russia decided to join NATO after Moscow invaded Ukraine – until then Finland had for years pursued a policy of non-alignment with military blocs.
Source: The Delfi