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Volker: I want to visit Donetsk after restoration of Ukrainian sovereignty
21:33, 16 September 2017
Volker: I want to visit Donetsk after restoration of Ukrainian sovereignty

"I want to do everything possible to help Ukraine restore sovereignty," - he said

21:33, 16 September 2017

NATO Official Website

Kurt Volker said that he wants to visit Donetsk after the restoration of Ukraine's sovereignty. This the special representative of the US State Department in the negotiations on Ukraine Kurt Volker said in an exclusive commentary to 112 Ukraine.

Asked whether Kurt Volker wants to visit Donetsk after Ukraine regains its sovereignty, he replied:

"I want to do everything possible to help Ukraine regain its sovereignty, yes, I want to go there," the US State Department's special envoy said.

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"You see, when we visited the conflict zone, of course, I had the opportunity to be there, but I would like to do it again. I had meetings with representatives of Russia, Ukrainian representatives, the OSCE, Germany, we tried to discuss all these things and to start a dialogue. We also plan to discuss the sovereignty of Ukraine, the protection of Ukrainian residents in Donbas at the meeting with Surkov (adviser to the president of the Russian Federation, ed.), and how we can do all this together with Russia," Volker added.

Earlier he stated that Russia's proposal to introduce peacekeepers to Donbas will further divide Ukraine, but not resolve the conflict.

"It was very interesting last week to see how Russia offers a peacekeeping mission, a UN mission, something that Russia had previously said it would not support, something that was proposed after consultations in the Normandy format with the US and others. I think, the details of what was proposed, in fact, will even more divide Ukraine, and not solve the problem, "he said.

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