Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy met with Special Representative of the US State Department for Ukraine Kurt Volker during his visit to the United States. On this on June 28, Parubiy informed on his page on Twitter.
"At the meeting with the US Department of State Special Representative Kurt Volker, we discussed the security situation in Ukraine, and also the issue of attracting American business to the modernization of the Ukrainian gas transportation system, because this is not just a matter of energy, but also a matter of security," he said.
Parubiy also together with his colleagues from Georgia, Lithuania and Moldova held a conference in the US Congress on countering Russian hybrid threats, in particular, it means the construction of NordStream-2.
"Because this is not an economic project, it is a hybrid weapon of the Kremlin against the European countries of the free world," he said.
Earlier Yuriy Allerov, the Commander of the National Guard, met with Kurt Volker, the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine, within the official visit of Ukraine’s delegation to Washington, as the press office of the National Guard reports.
The parties have discussed the situation on the east of Ukraine, the role of the National Guard in the Joint Forces Operation and its cooperation with the Armed Forces. Allerov and Volker have also talked about the practice of the integration of the volunteer battalions to the National Guard.
“Another topic of the discussion was the development of the cooperation between Ukraine’s and California’s National Guards,” the message says.
The armed conflict in Donetsk and Luhansk regions between Ukrainian and Russian armies started in 2014. Since then the governmental forces conducted an anti-terrorist operation in Donbas. On April 30, 2014, the Anti-terrorist operation was officially over. It was replaced with the Joint Forces Operation.