Electing Zelensky creates new opportunity to reach peace in Donbas, - Bolton

Source : 112 Ukraine

This is a key step in improving relations between the U.S. and Russia, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs posted
08:50, 14 June 2019

112 Agency

Volodymyr Zelensky's election as President of Ukraine creates a new opportunity to reach peace in the war-torn Donbas. John Bolton, the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs posted this on Twitter.

'Amb Volker and I met today to discuss Ukraine negotiations and agreed that President Zelenskyy’s election creates new opportunity to push for peace in Donbas – a key step to improving U.S.-Russia relations – but it’s critical that Russia do its part and engage seriously', reads the post.

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