Ukraine Will Be ‘Sovereign, Independent’ Long After Putin Era: Blinken

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that Ukraine will continue to be independent long after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s era.

During an interview with CNN’s State of the Union at the Group of 7 (G7) summit in Germany, host Jake Tapper asked the secretary of state if he thinks Russia is winning the war in Ukraine.

“When it comes to Putin’s strategic objectives, he’s already failed,” Blinken responded. “His strategic objective was to end Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence, to erase it from the map, to subsume it in Russia. That has failed, and a sovereign, independent Ukraine is going to be around a lot longer than Vladimir Putin is on the scene.”

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