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Smart Take | Secretary Blinken Returns from Ukraine After Pledging More Support

September 8, 20232:10

Wilson Global Fellow and former US Army Brigadier General Peter Zwack comments on Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s unannounced visit to Ukraine. He discusses the status of the counter offensive, the impact of the Blinken visit, the increase in US support, and how President Zelenskyy is dealing with corruption.


Peter Zwack

Peter B. Zwack

Global Fellow;
Former U.S. Army Brigadier General, served in Moscow from 2012 to 2014 as the U.S. senior defense official and attaché to the Russian Federation

Brigadier General (Ret.) Peter B. Zwack writes as a Wilson Center Global Fellow at the Kennan Institute. In 1980 he began his 34-year U.S. Army career as an intelligence and security officer in a nuclear capable artillery battalion. Three decades later, he served as the U.S. Senior Defense Attaché to the Russian Federation during the challenging period of 2012–2014.

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