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Zelenskyy meets with top US officials Blinken, Austin | USA TODAY

Top US officials met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv. Antony Blinken and Lloyd Austin promised more military aid to Ukraine.

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Ukraine has repeatedly pressed the West for more powerful weapons against Russia’s campaign in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, where Moscow’s forces are laboring to dislodge the last Ukrainian troops in the battered port city of Mariupol.

Blinken and Austin told Zelenskyy and his advisers that the United States would provide an additional $300 million in foreign military financing and had approved a $165 million sale of ammunition. Blinken said American diplomats who left Ukraine before the war would start returning to the country as soon as this week.

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