Walker will speak with Surkov on the withdrawal from the Donbas controlled by Russia forces
The special representative of the US State Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker announced plans to discuss with Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov controlled by the withdrawal of Russian forces in the Donbass and the liberation of the hostages.
He stated on 24 January in an interview with Radio Liberty.
Russia wants to deceive everyone by ceasing fire in the Donbass, during a visit Volker in Ukraine – foreign Ministry
“First of all, about the meeting with Mr. Surkov, I hope to present a vision of US as to what we can do to accelerate the end of conflict. This will require decisions on the withdrawal of its forces. And controlled by forces that are there, in the end should be disbanded,” said Walker.
According to him, one among other issues of discussion with Surkov will be the release of the hostages.
“A lot of people are still being held in the occupied territories, and as you said, directly in Russia. Of course, I plan to raise this issue. I don’t think that’s what mister Surkov dealt with personally, but I hope they will give a message that it is important to continue the release of detained persons on both sides as a step for building confidence and the basis for mutual understanding,” said Walker.
Videoporoshenko with US special envoy Kurt Volker discussed the introduction of peacekeepers in Donbass
Peacekeepers in the Donbas – on the eve of the speech went at the meeting of President Poroshenko with the US special envoy Kurt Volker. In Kiev, he came on the eve of scheduled meetings with Russian presidential aide Surkov. During negotiations a priority recognised permanent cease-fire, the withdrawal of Ukraine from the Russian occupation troops,
We will remind, on Tuesday, January 23, Kurt Volker arrived to Ukraine. He discussed the situation in the Donbas with President Petro Poroshenko and the chief of staff armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Murzenko and Minister for the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons Vadim Chernysh. Wednesday, January 24, Walker also discussed with the Secretary of the national security Council and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov the draft law on the reintegration of Donbass.
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