Blinken in Poland for talks on security, refugees

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  • Saturday, 05 Mar 2022

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau (not pictured), following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Rzeszow, Poland March 5, 2022. Olivier Douliery/Pool via REUTERS

RZESZOW, Poland (Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Poland's prime minister and foreign minister on Saturday in a Polish city near the Ukrainian border, which hundreds of thousands of people have crossed since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine.

Blinken praised Poland, a NATO member, for its response to Russia's actions. Poland is hosting roughly 10,000 U.S. troops, with more than half arriving in recent weeks.

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