The United States will help Ukraine build an "army of the future."

This was stated by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a visit to Finland on June 2.

"That means a modern air force, integrated air and missile defense, modern tanks and armored vehicles, national ammunition production capabilities, and training and support to strengthen the readiness of forces and equipment," Blinken added.

According to him, negotiations between Kyiv and the Kremlin can take place only from the position of a strong Ukraine, capable of defending itself from any aggression.

So investing in a strong Ukraine, Blinken believes, does not harm diplomacy in any way, but paves the way for it.

At the same time, Russia, according to the US Secretary of State, today is in a worse situation than before the start of a full-scale invasion. Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has shown weakness in all his plans.

"When you look at President Putin's long-term strategic goals and objectives, there is no doubt that Russia is in a much worse position today than before a full-scale invasion. Where Putin has sought to show strength, he has shown weakness. Where he planned to divide, he united," Blinken said.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the State Department would not rule out recognizing Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism for the crimes accused of it in Ukraine.

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