Blinken visit to Kyiv sends 'important signal' amid counter-offensive - Zelenskiy

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Ukraine

KYIV (Reuters) - President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to Kyiv on Thursday sent an important signal to Ukraine as it pressed a counter-offensive against Russia in the south and east.

"This is a very important signal that the United States is with us. For us this is a guarantee that we can return our territories and our land," Zelenskiy said in video comments circulated by the president's office.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Cawthorne)