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The British truss travels to the United States to talk to Russia with Foreign Minister Blinken – SABC News

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will meet with her US counterpart Antony Blinken in Washington on Wednesday to discuss what more can be done to help Ukraine reduce Russia’s dependence on energy.

The meeting with Britain’s closest military ally comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the largest attack on a European country since World War II, forces the West to look at its economic and security plans.

“The Ukrainian crisis is a revival of free democracy,” Truss said in a statement.

“I am in the United States to talk about what we can do more to deter hostile states, reduce Russia’s policy dependence – and beyond – and build a stronger economic and security alliance around the world.

Moscow describes its actions in Ukraine as a “special operation” to disarm its neighbors and disarm leaders it calls neo-Nazis.

Ukraine and its Western allies call this a frivolous guise. Truss will also meet with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and lawmakers.

She is to give a speech at the Atlantic Council’s think tank.

The British have sought to play a leading role in coordinating international responses to the Russian invasion, and Truss will use its meetings to emphasize the need to go further in sanctions.

United Kingdomfor example, wants to block all Russian access to the international SWIFT payment system, rather than the current limited ban.

“Britain, the United States and our allies have shown incredible strength and unity in supporting Ukraine and imposing severe sanctions on Russia,” she said.

“We need to maintain that unity and do more to ensure that Putin fails in Ukraine.

The British truss travels to the United States to talk to Russia with Foreign Minister Blinken – SABC News

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