Antony Blinken

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken addresses the media during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Blinken: Standard of living for Russians is dropping

Secy of State Antony Blinken said Russian President Vladimir Putin has not accomplished the goals of his invasion. During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday, Blinken said Putin’s goal was to erase Ukraine sovereignty and independence from the map, yet he’s already failed.


Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Senegal's Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall, at the State Department in Washington, Friday, June 17, 2022. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool photo via AP)

Secy. Blinken speaks at Three Seas Initiative Summit

Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke virtually at the Three Seas Initiative Summit. He delivered a speech by video to representatives several European Union member nations in Latvia on Monday. He appeared to give them advice the Biden administration isn’t taking itself.


Secretary of State, Antony Blinken shakes hands with South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin at the State Department in Washington, Monday, June 13, 2022, after a news conference. (Roberto Schmidt/Pool via AP)

Biden admin. continues to engage with Asian leaders

Biden administration diplomats have continued to push their influence on world affairs through Asia. On Monday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a press conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin. The two top diplomats took aim at North Korea.



Ukrainian soldiers in a trench shelter on the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels, Mariupol, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. Blinken said the U.S. would be open to a meeting between Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden, if it would be “useful and productive.” The two have met once in person in Geneva and have had several virtual conversations on Ukraine that have proven largely inconclusive. Washington and its allies have repeatedly promised consequences such as biting economic sanctions against Russia — though not military action — if it invades. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)

Biden: US ‘will not be directly engaged’ in Russia-Ukraine

President Joe Biden is walking back claims that he wants to see Vladimir Putin removed from office, despite previously stating the Russian leader “could not remain in power.” In a New York Times editorial Tuesday, Biden said the US does not seek a war between NATO and Russia. Additionally, he said the US will not push for Putin’s ouster.