Hawk is Nuland. The new curator of the United States for Kiev

Ястреб вместо Нуланд. Новый куратор США для Киева

Whom the state Department has appointed to deal with Ukraine.

The US has appointed a special representative of State Department on Ukraine.

They became Kurt Volker, a man with a reputation as a “hawk” and close to another “great friend” of Ukraine Senator John McCain.

Correspondent.net has gathered information about Kurt Volker.

Way in politics

Walker was born in 1962, he is a specialist in the field of international relations.

According to open sources, in 1986, he worked as an analyst in the CIA, and since 1988 – the U.S. state Department.

In 1998, Volker became first Secretary of the American mission to NATO, and in 2005-m – the Deputy assistant Secretary on Affairs of Europe and Eurasia.

In 2008-2009, Volker held the position of U.S. permanent representative to NATO.

In 2011 he joined the group of companies BGR Group, a lobbying firm and investment Bank in Washington, where he directs an international group of companies.

In 2011, Walker headed the International Republican Institute McCain in Arizona.

Ястреб вместо Нуланд. Новый куратор США для Киева



Walker is considered a “hawk”, which has repeatedly called for Ukraine’s accession to NATO, as well as for providing lethal weapons to Ukraine.

Walker also urged the international community to actively counter the challenges from the Russian side.

“Russia is trying to destroy the order established after the cold war in Europe, changing borders by use of military force. Russian troops occupied a part of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, and brazen show of force, Russia just annexed the Crimean Peninsula,” – said, in particular, Walker in April 2017.

Volker welcomed the decision of Ukrainian Parliament to renounce non-aligned status of the country and install a foreign policy priority membership in NATO.

In his opinion, Ukraine should demand from the international community granting it a lethal weapon.

“Ukraine is a sovereign country, she has every right to defend himself. For example, some countries, such as Germany and the United States have stated that they will not provide lethal weapons, but it is the choice of each individual country. Ukraine should demand, because it shows you which bets are made and what makes Russia”, – said Walker.

What will you do?

Walker will coordinate all efforts of the US State Department on resolution of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

Earlier issues of Ukraine in the American foreign Ministry supervised by the assistant Secretary on Affairs of Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland.

Nuland also had talks on situation in Donbas with Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov. Walker needs to take a seat Nulland and in this format.

Not a stranger to the President

Walker worked at the lobbying firm BGR Group. This company was hired by the Administration of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to lobby for the interests of the country after the election of the President of the United States Donald trump.

The aims of the company was “strengthening ties between the U.S. and Ukraine and to attract American entrepreneurs to invest in Ukraine”.

Ukraine had to pay BGR a monthly Group of 50 thousand dollars until at least the end of 2017 for “development and implementation” of the strategy in the areas of business development and government relations, as well as for “organizing meetings” with us officials.