After talks together with his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock and earlier than assembly with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Blinken delivered a keynote speech on the Atlantik-Brücke (Atlantic Bridge) in Berlin, a non-profit affiliation in assist of German-American friendship.The high U.S. diplomat has been on a mission to head off battle, which can culminate on Friday with a gathering with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva. Blinken underlined in his speech that Ukraine wasn’t the aggressor within the battle with Russia.”Ukraine is just trying to survive. No one should be surprised if Russia instigates a provocation or incident and then tries to use it to justify military intervention, hoping that by the time the world realises the ruse, it’ll be too late,” Blinken instructed the viewers.He additionally made clear that the battle was larger than a battle between two states and greater than between Russia and NATO.”Russia says the problem is NATO. On its face that’s absurd. NATO didn’t invade Georgia, NATO didn’t invade Ukraine, Russia did,” stated Blinken.