Volker: No conditions put forward by Washington for Zelensky-Trump meeting
U.S. Department of State Special Representative for Ukraine negotiations Kurt Volker says Washington has not put forward any conditions to be fulfilled by Ukraine before President Donald Trump meets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
"As you know, President Trump congratulated President Zelensky on his election. They spoke again on Thursday of this week. We are working on a visit for President Zelensky to White House," Volker told a Kyiv briefing on Saturday, July 27.
At the same time, the diplomat stressed that no conditions had been put forward by Washington for such meeting to take place.
"First off, there are no conditions. The invitation stands. President Trump reiterated that invitation to President Zelensky on Thursday. And we look forward to welcoming President Zelensky in the United States," said Volker.
He added that "we want to develop an agenda so that this meeting is as productive as possible."
Volker said William Taylor, the U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Ukraine, as well as other American diplomats, are in close contact with Team Zelensky to develop this agenda.
The envoy added that it was necessary to synchronize schedules of the two presidents.
We don't know today exactly what date is going to work for both of them but Ambassador Taylor is working on that and I'm sure we'll have news soon," Volker concluded.