Ukrainian foreign minister meets US undersecretary of state – statement – Reuters

KIEV, December 13. /TASS/. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba met with US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried in Kyiv before leaving for Moscow, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday.

“As part of the active political dialogue between Ukraine and the United States, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba met with US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried, who came to Kyiv for a working visit,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the parties coordinated the positions of the two countries before Donfried’s visit to Moscow, and the American side accepted the principle of “no decision on Ukraine without Ukraine”, underlined by Kuleba.

The Ukrainian minister also underlined Ukraine’s adherence to diplomatic means of resolving the conflict in southeastern Ukraine and welcomed the active involvement of the United States in the process. He shared his vision of effective ways to implement the Minsk agreements, including those concerning security.

Earlier, the US State Department announced that Donfried would visit Moscow and Kiev from December 13-15. Then, on December 15 and 16, she will travel to Brussels for consultations with European allies and partners on the search for a diplomatic solution to the situation around Ukraine.

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