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U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker has had his mandate expanded before a visit to Ukraine.

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"According to sources, Kurt Volker had his mandate extended and expanded. He will have not only the authority to deal with the situation in Donbas, but he will also have broad powers in Ukraine as such," said VOA's Ukrainian Service chief Myroslava Gongadze, RFE/RL's Krym.Realii media project reported.

As UNIAN reported earlier, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker will visit eastern Ukraine today, May 14. According to him, he wants to see the situation on the ground and learn more about the humanitarian crisis in Donbas.