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Newly Appointed U.S. Special Representative For Ukraine Negotiations Volker Will Accompany Secretary of State

Newly Appointed U.S. Special Representative For Ukraine Negotiations Volker Will Accompany Secretary of State Tillerson During Visit To Kyiv On July 9

The newly appointed United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker will accompany Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his visit to Kyiv on July 9.

The press service of the U.S. Department of State announced this in a statement on Friday, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

The statement reads that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced on Friday his appointment of Ambassador Kurt Volker to serve as the United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations.

"He will accompany the Secretary to Kyiv on Sunday, July 9, and is expected to continue to hold regular meetings with Ukraine and the other members of the Normandy Format: Russia, Germany, and France," reads the statement.

The statement reads that will take responsibility for advancing U.S. efforts to achieve the objectives set out in the Minsk agreements.

"Kurt's wealth of experience makes him uniquely qualified to move this conflict in the direction of peace," the press service quoted Secretary of State Tillerson as saying.

Secretary of State Tillerson added that the United States remained fully committed to the objectives of the Minsk agreements, and he had complete confidence in Kurt to continue the efforts to achieve peace in Ukraine.

Volker, who is 55 now, was a career diplomat who served as permanent representative to NATO in 2008-2009.

Kurt Volker is currently a foreign policy and national security expert at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appointed Kurt Volker to serve as a special representative to Ukraine.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has called for active involvement of the United States in the work of the Trilateral Contact Group on resolution of the conflict in Donbas (Ukraine, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and Russia).

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