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U.S. Wants to See Russia Weakened, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Says After Ukraine Visit – The Wall Street Journal

The Biden administration’s aim in the Ukraine war is to see Russia’s military capabilities degraded and Ukraine’s strengthened, to prevent Moscow from attempting to conquer territory by force in the future, U.S. officials said Monday.

“We want to see Russia weakened to the degree that it can’t do the kinds of things that it has done in invading Ukraine,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said after he and Secretary of State Antony Blinken became the highest-level U.S. officials to visit the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24.

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