US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Ukraine’s continued defense of its sovereignty and territorial integrity, Report informs, citing the US State Department press service.

“They discussed Moscow’s latest illegal and illegitimate efforts to change Ukraine’s borders by force as well as mounting atrocities committed by Russia’s forces against the people of Ukraine, including war crimes and human rights abuses. The Secretary reiterated President Biden’s message that the United States will always honor Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders and that the US will continue to support Ukraine’s efforts to regain control of its territory by strengthening its hand militarily and diplomatically,” reads the press statement.