Senior diplomat to "reaffirm" U.S. commitment to Ukraine during upcoming Kyiv visit - media
Wess Mitchell, the Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs, will visit Ukraine at the end of a 10-day trip to Europe that starts this week, the State Department said in a November 5 statement, according to RFE/RL.
The official will meet with senior Ukrainian officials at the end of his European tour, on November 14-16, RFE/RL reports.
The assistant secretary of state will "reaffirm the United States’ commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and encourage Ukraine to continue implementing critical reforms," the statement said.
Read alsoVolker names two options for Russia’s moves on DonbasIt added that Mitchell will also meet business and civic leaders to discuss Ukrainian efforts to transform the country into a "prosperous, secure, and democratic European state."
Mitchell's visit will come after the Ukrainian presidential office on November 4 said President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed in a phone call the possibility of sending UN peacekeepers to eastern Ukraine,