U.S. should be more involved in settlement of crisis in eastern Ukraine – Department of State

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KYIV. July 23 (Interfax) – Washington wants to be more involved in the settlement of a crisis in eastern Ukraine, United States State Department’s Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker said.

Volker said at a press conference in Kramatorsk on Sunday that the U.S. saw how this conflict had begun and understood how it had been managed now. He said that this was why it has been very important for the U.S. to get more engaged in the settlement of the crisis in Donbas.

He also said that the U.S. wanted to work out a strategic understanding of this conflict in order to have the opportunity to move further and reinstate Ukraine’s sovereignty over the areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions outside Ukrainian government’s control.