It is necessary to continue to increase international pressure and the price on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his fans until the rights of the Ukrainian people and Ukraine are properly respected, said US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
"We must continue to insist that Crimea is Ukraine, just as Donetsk and Luhansk are Ukraine, just as any other part of Ukraine is Ukraine. That was our position in 2014, this is our position in 2022. We have further increase international pressure and the price for President Putin and his fans until the rights of the Ukrainian people and their sovereign country are properly respected," Blinken said at the second summit of the Crimean Platform.
He emphasized the need to continue providing humanitarian and diplomatic assistance to Ukrainians who bravely defend their rights. Blinken assured that the US will continue to provide assistance to Ukraine and beyond.