Contents tagged with Kurt Volker

  • Putin’s aide Surkov turns down US request to relocate Donbas talks from Minsk to Belgrade

    On August 21, during a meeting in Minsk with Russian President Vladimir Putin's aide, Vladislav Surkov, US Special Representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker suggested that Moscow consider relocating negotiations on the Donbas from Minsk to Belgrade, Novosti Donbassa (News of Donbass) news website reported, citing its own source.

    Surkov refused, said the website’s source.

    It is noted that the potential relocation of the negotiations to another city would be connected to the increase in cases of …

  • Volker calls on Ukraine to avoid pursuing development of nuclear weapons

    The United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, Kurt Volker warned Ukraine against attempts to regain nuclear weapons.

    In an interview with Direct, a new pro-Ukrainian TV channel, Volker said that Ukraine had made the right step when abandoned nuclear weapons.

    "If Ukraine did not join the countries that abandoned nuclear weapons, it would not be a good decision. I do not think that nuclear weapons would be anything positive for Ukraine. I would not like to see Ukraine to …

  • Volker: During his visit, US Secretary of Defense brought military equipment for Ukrainian Army

    Kurt Volker, Special Representative of the US Department of State for Ukraine, said that US Secretary of Defense James Mattis brought military equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine during his visit to Ukraine on August 23-24.

    “I agree that ministers of defense don’t arrive empty handed. The defense minister (J. Mattis) brought certain defensive equipment for the Ukrainian army,” Volker said in an interview for the TV channel Pryama.

    The special representative commented that the US will …

  • Volker: the conflict in the Donbas can be solved in a few months

    In a broadcast by the television channel Dozhd, US Special Representative on Ukraine Kurt Volker said that he believes that the conflict in the Donbas can be solved in a few months.

    "If Russia is prepared to solve problems and we, from our side, are also ready to do so, I am sure that everything will be resolved in a few months. I do not think that it will be difficult to implement. The difficulty lies in making a decision. I think that literally within a few months we will see whether there …

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Lithuania welcomes the growing support for Ukraine by the United States

    The Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevičius, during a meeting with the US Special Envoy on Ukraine, Kurt Volker, congratulated him on his appointment to this post and welcomed the growing attention and support that the US is giving to the region and Ukraine, as reported on the Lithuanian Foreign Affairs Ministry website.

    It is noted that Volker took part in the regional leadership conference at Vilnius University that was organized by the Lithuanian President, Valdus Adamkus. …

  • Former Russian MP: Surkov delivered to Volker Moscow's response regarding possible supply by the US of lethal weapons for Ukraine

    At a meeting of the US Department of State's Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov, the issue of providing lethal weapons to Ukraine was discussed said Former State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomarev in an interview with InfoResist.

    The expert believes that discussion of the specific issue of granting lethal weapons to Ukraine will be a key topic during the visit of US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to the country.

    "The issue of deliveries of …

  • Volker: Russian aggression in Ukraine is a risk for all Europe

    Russian aggression in Ukraine is a risk for all of Europe, said US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker during a press conference in Vilnius.

    "We are gathered here while the fighting continues on the European continent, from here [to Donbas], which is less than two hours away by plane. This should not have happened at all, and now we must do everything to stop human suffering, as about 10,000 people have already died in the conflict, and millions have been forced to …

  • Putin's Aide Surkov says after meeting with US envoy on Ukraine Volker that situation in the Donbas does not suit anyone

    The current situation in the Donbas does not suit either party to the conflict, nor the external forces that are facilitating the settlement, said Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov after a meeting with US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker, reports Russian media.

    "We agreed that the current situation in the southeast of Ukraine cannot satisfy neither the conflicting parties, nor the external forces that are contributing to the resolution.

    The discussion …

  • Media: Talks between US envoy on Ukraine Volker and Putin’s aide Surkov may be held next week

    A meeting between US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and the Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov is scheduled for the first half of next week, and will be held in Minsk. This was reported by Interfax, citing an outside source.

    "The meeting is expected to be held in Minsk in the first half of next week," the source said.

    The parties intend to discuss the implementation of the Minsk agreements. It is also possible that they will touch upon the topic of the …

  • US special representative for Ukraine Volker and Putin’s aide Surkov to meet in the end of August

    The meeting of US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and Russian Presidential Advisor Vladislav Surkov will take place in Moscow in the last two weeks of August, a diplomatic source told the Russian publication Izvestia.

    According to a source close to the Russian presidential administration, the parties will discuss matters relating to the resolution of the situation in Ukraine and the prevention of conflict escalation.

    “Moscow will present the facts which show …