U.S. Secretary of state Tillerson Rex, who intends to visit Kiev, enough for several hours to discuss with the Ukrainian authorities, topical issues, said the publication «GORDON» associate of the Institute of international relations of Kyiv national University named after Taras Shevchenko, Andrey Nagios, commenting on the fact that Tillerson’s visit to Ukraine will last two to two and a half hours.
«Two hours is enough. The top management of Ukraine’s talks with the Americans without interpreters. Here you have an hour of time saved. In General, in the coming weeks, we planned a lot of important events: the arrival Tillerson, the visit of Stoltenberg (NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. – «GORDON»), the summit Ukraine – NATO, and so on. That is clear to see the desire of our partners to move in the negotiation process under the Minsk agreements. The question is how it will be effective», – said Nagos.
He focused on the fact that Tillerson chose to conduct a personal meeting with the Ukrainian authorities instead contact the leadership of the country on the phone.
«Overall, the U.S. position on Crimea, the Donbas and the anti-Russian sanctions will remain. Do not forget also about the intentions of Washington to sell to Europe liquefied natural gas, which is two times cheaper than natural gas from Russia. As for the visit Tillerson, its duration does not really matter. But the fact that Tillerson is flying to Kiev, means one thing: there is something to talk about. Moreover, the Secretary could call or use other methods of communication, but he intends to hold personal meetings. So, will lifting serious topics,» – said Nagos.
According to «the Ukrainian truth», the Tillerson’s visit to Kyiv will take place on 9 July. Who is going to meet the head of the U.S. Department of state, is unknown.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in June announced the arrival of Tillerson.
«We are expecting in July visit of US Secretary of state Rex Tillerson in Kyiv, which will continue our work begun in Washington,» – said the head of state.
On June 20-21, the President of Ukraine paid an official visit to Washington. He held meetings with the US President Donald trump, Vice-President Mike Pence, head of the Pentagon by James Mattis and us Secretary of state Tillerson.
The fact that Tillerson is flying to Kiev, means one thing: there is something to talk about – an expert on international relations Nagios 06.07.2017