The US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has said that Ukrainians have a "continuity of government" plan in case Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is assassinated.
He said this in an interview to CBS "Face the Nation" on Sunday, European Truth reports.
"Ukrainians have plans that I will not talk about or go into any detail to make sure that there is continuity of governance - one way or another. And let me leave it at that," said Anthony Blinken.
"The leadership demonstrated by President Zelensky has been demonstrated by the entire government, it is excellent, they have become the embodiment of the incredibly brave Ukrainian people’s spirit," the Secretary of State added.
At the same time, he expressed confidence that Russian leader Vladimir Putin is "doomed to lose."
"Just winning a battle is not winning the war. Taking a city does not mean taking the hearts and minds of the Ukrainian people," he said.
Anthony Blinken added that Ukraine and its allies must be prepared for the aggression "to last for some time."
Earlier, the US Secretary of State also spoke openly about the possibility of banning Russian oil imports, for which Zelensky had asked Congress a day before.
Previously, on March 6th, Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported that the USA is preparing new sanctions against the aggression of Russia. Also, more than 200 American congressmen of both parties are interested in providing substantial assistance to Ukraine.
On the same day, the President of Ukraine had a telephone conversation with the United States President Joe Biden.