Two top US officials will go to Kiev on Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said at a news conference on Saturday.
Zelenskyy, who took questions from Ukrainian and international media for more than an hour on Saturday, said he would hold talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin when traveling to Ukraine’s capital.
The White House declined to comment on Saturday.
It will be the first official visit by US government officials since Russia began invading Ukraine on the February 24 invasion. The Russian invasion enters its third month on Sunday.
For weeks, Zelenskyy has been urging Western allies to send Ukraine more weapons to counter the Russian invasion. He said on Sunday that he was grateful for the bipartisan support Ukraine has received from US President Joe Biden, announcing a further $ 1.3 billion in aid to Ukraine this week, including $ 800 million in security assistance.
Last month he made onefor the United States to help create a no-fly zone over Ukrainian skies and to make more weapons available to strengthen Ukraine’s ability to fight Russia’s air force.