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Newsline: Top US diplomat visits Poland as Russia’s war in Ukraine intensifies

US secretary of state Antony Blinken is visiting eastern Poland near the border with Ukraine as Russia intensifies its war against the former Soviet republic. Mr Blinken arrived in the city of Rzeszow on Saturday for talks with top Polish officials and is set to go to a frontier post to meet Ukrainian refugees later in the day. (https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/top-us-diplomat-visits-poland-as-russia-s-war-in-ukraine-intensifies/ar-AAUEgT2) Mr Blinken met Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and foreign minister Zbigniew Rau a day after attending a Nato foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels at which the alliance pledged to step up support for eastern flank members like Poland to counter Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Although Nato has ruled out establishing a no-fly zone over non-member Ukraine, it has significantly boosted both military and humanitarian assistance.

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