US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is testifying today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on US diplomatic activities.
In his testimony, the Secretary of State spoke about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Chinese influence, as well as the attack on democratic values in Southeast Asia and South America by authoritarian countries such as China or Venezuela.
“Russia’s war in Ukraine is a strategic mistake and serves as a lesson to anyone who intends to resort to similar methods,” Blinken told the panel.
The panel also began working on questions from senators, New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez, committee chairman and Idaho Republican Jim Risch, the secretary of state focusing on the results of Sunday’s meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv.
He spoke of the enormous military assistance that Ukraine is receiving from the United States and its allies, and what it is planning to do next, to repel Russian military aggression. The misinformation of Vladimir Putin’s regime, the repression of military censorship and the recent arrest of Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murz, as well as the poor state of the Russian economy due to the “united” sanctions of the allies.
He said he would talk about all the other priorities of the US foreign policy body such as China and its influence, the nuclear deal with Iran and the control of the Taliban government in Afghanistan.