Blinken calls for a diplomatic solution as U.S. prepares to back Ukrainian insurgency

Antony Blinken and Volodymyr Zelenskiy
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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv Wednesday and warned that Russia could invade "on very short notice," Reuters reports.

In the meantime, Blinken said, the U.S. will continue encouraging Russia to remain on "the path of diplomacy and dialogue" rather than the "path of … confrontation and consequences."

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