Kurt Volker, the U.S. Department of the State’s Special Envoy for Ukraine arrived in Kyiv for a number of meetings. He met with families of Ukrainian hostages, political prisoners and those who went missing due to the Russian aggression in Donbas.
On May 15, the American official visited Donetsk and Luhansk region, talked to Ukrainian soldiers, OSCE observers and local residents.
Earlier, Kurt Volker said that he planned another visit to Ukraine in the middle of May. The diplomat stated that during his visit he intends to go to Donbas. At the same time, he is not ready to say whether he will visit Russia and whether he will conduct any talks with Russian officials.
As it was reported earlier, Kurt Volker demanded Russian and the militants to stop threatening the OSCE observers. This statement was the reaction to the incident which occurred on April 5 near occupied Kremenets near Donetsk. The militants did not allow the OSCE observers launch drones and threatened with a weapon.