Klimkin has discussed with U.S. Secretary of state Tillerson the possibility of Washington’s participation in the Minsk talks

Климкин обсудил с госсекретарем США Тиллерсоном возможность участия Вашингтона в минских переговорах

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, G. 7.03.2017

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin has discussed with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson the possibility of involvement of Washington in the Minsk talks. This broadcast channel “112 Ukraine” said the chief editor of the Ukrainian service of “voice of America” Miroslava Gongadze.

“The meeting started today at 11:15 at the U.S. State Department. I am now beside him. And Tillerson, and Klimkin went to press, but nothing said they couldn’t ask a question. After the meeting, we learned of its details. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine claims that the meeting was very successful. They discussed a number of important issues, in particular the question of the Minsk agreements”, – she noted.

According to Gongadze, who discussed various formats for the participation in the Minsk talks are the U.S., however, Klimkin did not specify details on what formats. “He noted that Russia is not fulfilling the Minsk agreements, constantly violate them, and he wished that the United States took a more active part in these negotiations,” she added.

Immediately after this, Klimkin went to the U.S. Congress. “He will speak during a hearing in a Subcommittee of the budget Committee, where will be the ambassadors of all the Baltic countries and the foreign Minister. There he will speak about the Russian aggression, the need for US to take a more active part in the negotiations, and that Russia cannot be trusted, since it is impossible to negotiate and we must try to find ways to stop this aggression”, – said Gongadze.

According to her, the meeting with Klimkin Tillerson lasted approximately 40 minutes.

As reported, Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin on March 6-7, left for the USA on a working visit. In addition to meeting with Tillerson, Klimkin was scheduled to meet with representatives of the presidential administration and U.S. Congress.

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