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Many Ukrainians considered Anthony Blinken's appearance in a Kiev bar “inappropriate”

If the head of US diplomacy wanted to send a message of support to Kiev by playing 'Rockin' in The Free World' in a Kiev bar last night, many Ukrainians saw his performance as inappropriate as Russia escalates its offensive in northeastern Ukraine. . “One word is enough to describe the US Secretary of State's evening in Kiev yesterday: inappropriate,” Svitlyana Matvienko, director of a non-governmental organization that deals with policy analysis, wrote on Facebook. Like many of her compatriots, she says she is “offended” by this display at a time when the Kharkiv region has been “levelled” by the Russian attack for a week and denounces “a complete lack of understanding of the situation and empathy” on the part of American officials. On his two-day visit to Kiev, where he has not stopped touting US support for Ukraine, Anthony Blinken ended a busy day filled with meetings with President Volodymyr Zelensky and Ukrainian officials by playing the guitar […]
Source: News Beast

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