US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the meetings of NATO foreign ministers held in Bucharest “showed determination to support Ukraine.”
This came in a press conference held by Blinken on Wednesday, after the meeting of NATO foreign ministers, on its second and last day, held in the Romanian capital, Bucharest.
The US Secretary of State described the Russian strikes on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine as “barbaric”.
“In the past few weeks, Russia has bombed more than a third of Ukraine’s energy system, plunging millions into cold and darkness,” he noted.
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He stressed that the NATO meetings in Bucharest “showed determination to support Ukraine.”
Blinken continued, “Russian President (Vladimir) Putin fails to defeat Ukraine militarily, and therefore he is now waging a war against civilians.”
“Putin is doing this by trying to destroy Ukraine’s energy infrastructure,” he added.
The US Secretary concluded his speech by saying: “What is very clear to me … is that the decision remains strong, firm and determined by NATO foreign ministers with the aim of continuing to support Ukraine as the Russian invasion approaches its anniversary next February.”
Since February 24, Russia has launched a military operation in Ukraine, which resulted in angry international reactions and the imposition of “tough” economic and financial sanctions on Moscow.