Trump reaffirms desire to work with Ukraine to peacefully resolve Donbas crisis

20:53, 11 May 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has told Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin about his desire to work with the Ukrainian authorities to peacefully resolve the Donbas crisis.


"The President spoke with the Foreign Minister and reaffirmed U.S. support for Ukraine and his desire to work with our Ukrainian partners to peacefully resolve the conflict," the White House said in the readout of Vice President Mike Pence's meeting with Klimkin following which the Ukrainian minister met with the U.S. president.

"The Vice President emphasized unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. He underscored that the Minsk agreements remain the most viable path towards peace," the readout said.

Read alsoKlimkin discusses with Trump possibility for U.S. to join Normandy formatAs UNIAN reported earlier, Klimkin discussed with Trump and Pence the possibility of involving the U.S. in the "Normandy format" of negotiations on Donbas and counteracting Russian aggression.

The day before, Trump met with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov.

The U.S. President stressed the Russian Federation's responsibility to fully implement the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas. 

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