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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will deliver a speech at Helsinki City Hall on Friday, June 2, 2023 at 11:45 a.m. EET / 4:45 a.m. EDT. The speech will highlight all the ways in which Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has been a strategic failure, and our continued efforts to support Ukraine’s defense of its territory, sovereignty, and democracy in pursuit of a just and durable peace.

The speech will be co-hosted by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and supported by the City of Helsinki.

Press coverage of Secretary Blinken’s remarks will be open to pre-registered media. The speech will be streamed live on the Department homepage and the Department YouTube channel.

For more information, contact the State Department Office of Global Events and Travel at

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