Volker met in Kiev with Muzhenko

Walker arrived in Kyiv today

Photo: General staff ZSU / General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine / Facebook

The special representative of the US State Department in Ukraine Kurt Volker met with the chief of the General staff of the Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) Viktor Muzhenko. This was reported to Facebook staff.

During the meeting, which was also attended by U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, Muzhenko told Volker about the current situation in the Donbas.

“The parties exchanged views on topical issues of regional security and prospects of development of bilateral relations between Ukraine and the United States in the military sphere”, – have informed in VSU.

Генерал армії України Віктор Муженко зустрівся зі Спеціальним представником США Куртом ВолкеромНачальник Генерального …

Posted by Генеральний штаб ЗСУ / General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Walker arrived in Kyiv today at about 13.00. He planned a meeting with Ukrainian officials.

On January 22, the US special envoy on Ukraine was announced on January 24, his trip to the East of Ukraine, and on January 25 – meeting with Ukrainian politicians in Kiev. After that, January 26, in Dubai to be held talks with Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov.

However, the trip Volcker in the Donbass has been called into question due to the bad weather.

Walker deals with the situation in the Donbass. The meeting with Surkov, he has held 21 August 2017 in Minsk, 7 October and 13 November in Belgrade.

According to “Interfax”, the American side has offered Russia to extend the presence of UN peacekeepers in the Donbass, their numbers and powers.

In an interview with Politico, Walker said that the last meeting in Belgrade was “a step backwards”. He reported that overall the meeting was “very cordial” and the discussion was “very good”, while the Russian side has returned to its original proposal to deploy UN peacekeepers in Donbas.

The armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine began in April 2014. Fighting underway between the Armed forces of Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels who control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

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