The U.S. assistant Secretary of state on European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland will visit Kiev on 15-16 July, during the visit she plans to hold a series of meetings with senior Ukrainian officials, politicians, business representatives and public figures.
Nuland also wants to discuss with Ukrainian leaders of a number of bilateral and regional issues. The visit to Ukraine, Nuland will complete a series of visits to some countries, including Switzerland, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania and Serbia.
in the process preceding the visit to Kiev, which was held may 14-16, Nuland met with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Finance Natalie Jaresko, the people's deputies of the Verkhovna Rada speaker Volodymyr Groisman, Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko, opposition leaders and representatives of the OSCE in Ukraine.
Then she discussed with Ukrainian politicians to further the common steps for a peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbass. Nuland Also said the Ukrainian colleagues about the US intention to continue to help stabilize the situation in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
The last document is dated 12 February - in addition to the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and creating a security zone, obliges the Authorities of Ukraine to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of conduct in local elections, entering into the Constitution of Ukraine of change, involving the decentralization of Power, as well as on the issue of legislative recognition of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".