Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson Appoints Ambassador Kurt Volker Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 7, 2017


Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson announced today his appointment of Ambassador Kurt Volker to serve as the United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations. Ambassador Volker, who has served previously as the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO as well as Director for European and Eurasian Affairs on the National Security Council, will take responsibility for advancing U.S. efforts to achieve the objectives set out in the Minsk agreements. He will accompany the Secretary to Kyiv on Sunday, July 9, and is expected to continue to hold regular meetings with Ukraine and the other members of the Normandy Format: Russia, Germany, and France.

"Kurt's wealth of experience makes him uniquely qualified to move this conflict in the direction of peace," said Secretary Tillerson. "The United States remains fully committed to the objectives of the Minsk agreements, and I have complete confidence in Kurt to continue our efforts to achieve peace in Ukraine."



Published July 07, 2017 at 08:36AM

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