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Blinken to come to Ukraine tomorrow to talk to Zelenskyy—media

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will come to Ukraine on January 19. Liga.net and ZN.ua found this out from their own sources.

According to the outlets’ interlocutors, a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is on his agenda. The parties are expected to talk about the threat of a new Russian invasion, the launch of Nord Stream 2, cybersecurity and others.

The Ukrainian authorities did not report Blinken's visit.

Context. CNN reports that William Burns, the US CIA Director, secretly visited Ukraine last week. His goal, as reported, was to deeper understand the reality of the threat of a new Russian invasion of Ukraine.

On January 17, a delegation of seven US senators arrived in Ukraine on a visit.

Their arrival followed a series of diplomatic meetings that the United States and NATO hoped would encourage Russia to end its aggression against Ukraine. However, during the negotiations, no progress was made—the Kremlin representatives stated that they would not withdraw troops from the Ukrainian border.

Last week, a Joe Biden administration official stated Russia had trained a team of operatives for a "self-sabotage operation" in the Donbas in an attempt to create a pretext for an invasion.

And on the night of January 13-14, about 70 Ukrainian government websites were hit by a massive cyberattack that European officials have warned will escalate tensions further.

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