Ukraine To receive US officials


Ukraine's President Volodymyr

Zelenskyy attends a news conference at a

metro station, as Russia's attack on

Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine, April

23, 2022.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken

and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will

visit Kyiv on Sunday, Ukraine President

Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

"Tomorrow, the American officials are

coming to visit us. I will meet the defense

secretary [Lloyd Austin] and Atony

Blinken," Zelenskyy told reporters

Saturday, in what would be the first

official visit by U.S. government officials

since Russia invaded Ukraine on February24.

aThere has been no immediate

confirmation of the trip from U.S. officials.

British officials said Saturday that Russian

troops haven't gained significant new

ground despite announcing a renewed

offensive along the eastern front, while

Ukraine has declared a nationwide curfew

ahead of Orthodox Easter on Sunday.

Ukraine said Russian forces obstructed

attempts to evacuate civilians from the

besieged port city of Mariupol.

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