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    US Special Envoy for Ukraine Set to Visit Donbass, Kiev

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    US special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker will be on a visit in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbass and the country’s capital from July 21 through July 24 for discussions on the ongoing crisis, the State Department said in a press release on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On July 7, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has appointed former Permanent Representative to NATO Volker as Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations to coordinate the efforts of the State Department to resolve the conflict in Ukraine.

    On July 9, Volker arrived in Ukraine, where he held a number of meetings, including with a representative of Kiev in the contact group on Donbass, Leonid Kuchma. Volker and Ukrainian officials decided upon the steps that would provide a new impetus to the implementation of the Minsk agreements earlier this month.

    "United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker will travel to eastern Ukraine on July 21 to meet with those who have been affected by Russian aggression and to discuss the importance of security and safety for all Ukrainians," the release said. "On July 24, he will be in Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian officials to discuss the path to restoring Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity."

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