“One way or another Ukraine will be there and at some point Putin won’t be,” Blinken told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.”
The top US diplomat said on Tuesday that the United States was trying to prevent as much death and destruction as possible.
“The real question is how much death and destruction is being caused by Russian aggression in the meantime, and that is what we are working as hard as we can to limit, stop, end this war of choice Russia is making,” Blinken said. “We do this through the support we give Ukraine every day. We do this through the pressure we put on Russia every day.”
Blinken said he hoped the death and destruction could be ended “as soon as possible”.
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