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Monday, July 10, 2017
"Morning Papers" The Rooster "Okeydoke" This is wonderful news. The USA is not abandoning it's principles and values for countries like Ukraine. July 9, 2017
Newly appointed (click here) U.S. special representative for the Ukrainian settlement Kurt Volker will stay in Ukraine for several days to resolve issues of bilateral cooperation, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said.
“I am very grateful that just within several hours after his appointment, Kurt Volker’s joined your delegation. We welcome him and thank you for your decision that he is going to remain with us for several days so that we do not suspend the issue, and without a delay, could start effective cooperation just a few hours after the appointment,” Poroshenko said at a joint briefing with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Kyiv on Sunday.
Poroshenko expressed the hope that Volker’s experience, combined with his determination, will speed up the negotiation process and ensure the implementation of the Minsk agreements by the Russian Federation.
As reported, Tillerson on Friday, July 7, appointed former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Volker as a special representative for Ukraine, who will coordinate the U.S. State Department’s efforts to settle the situation in eastern Ukraine.'
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) welcomes and shakes hands with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prior to their meeting in Kyiv, on July 9. Rex Tillerson is in Ukraine for a one-day working visit.