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nypost | Kamala Harris zips back to DC after blink-and-miss-it appearance at Ukraine Peace Summit, 15 June
Harris told Kyiv's delegation, which included Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensk* and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, that the largest chunk of the funding would help restore Ukraine's energy infrastructure, which Russian forces have relentlessly targeted.
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"President Biden and my support for the people of Ukraine ... not out of charity, but because of the people of Ukraine and their future is in our strategic interest," Harris said. "It is in the interest of the United States to defend democratic values and stand up to dictators."
one day early and "ten to twelve trillion dollars" short
Harris intends to leave the summit after a leaders' dinner Saturday evening, according to the White House, but told reporters that the gathering has already been "productive."

"Jeddah Jake" Sullivan remained in Switzerland at the luxury Bürgenstock hotel home to take part in the summit in her place. He insisted Harris is not the only leader to skip out on Sunday's events, which will including break-out sessions to work on key issues, such as ways to secure the release of < wipes tears > kidnapped Ukrainian children in Russia's custody.

"Tomorrow is really—and it's not just with her, but other leaders, as well—turning it over to their teams to really try to drive through how we convert [the issues discussed] into practical progress in these various areas," said Sullivan, whose hotel sits atop a steep mountain dotted with sheep, and overlooks the beautiful Lake Lucerne below.

by Cat on Mon Jun 17th, 2024 at 03:15:17 PM EST
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