US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a press conference alongside Moldova’s president after their meeting at the presidential palace during his official visit to Chisinau, Moldova, on March 6, 2022.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Ukraine, US diplomat spokesman Ned Price said on Sunday.

The objective of the meeting will be “to continue with the coordination” that the United States, France and the rest of the European countries have shown in response to the Russian invasion with the imposition of unprecedented sanctions, the spokesman explained in a statement.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs began last Thursday a tour of several European countries that has already taken him to Belgium, Poland and Moldova, where he was this Sunday to reiterate his support for the territorial integrity of that nation that feels threatened by the troops Russians present in the breakaway region of Transnistria.

Yesterday when he was in Poland, Blinken took a symbolic step by crossing the border with Ukraine and walked a few meters into the country accompanied by his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba.

In the coming days, Blinken will travel to Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia, where he is scheduled to discuss joint efforts to help Ukraine and strengthen NATO’s defense.

Russia invaded Ukraine 11 days ago and began bombing major cities, causing more than 2,000 civilian deaths, according to the latest figures from the Ukrainian State Emergency Service, and the flight of more than a million people, according to the UN Agency for Refugees (UNHCR).

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