Pompeo: State Department is working on new meeting between Trump and Zelensky, but now is not time

09:28, 1 February 2020

Secretary of State does not exclude that Trump and Zelensky can once again meet both in Washington, and in Kyiv, or in any other place.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the State Department is working on preparing a new meeting between US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Pompeo announced this in an interview with the journalist ABC, which was published by the press service of the State Department.

“We work on many things with them (the Ukrainian leadership – ed.). When the time comes – they are both busy people – we will find a suitable opportunity for him (Zelensky – ed.) And the president (Trump – ed.) To meet. Do you remember that they met in New York in January or, sorry, in September. I’m sure they will meet again somewhere,” – Pompeo stated.

The Secretary of State does not exclude that Trump and Zelensky can once again meet both in Washington, and in Kyiv, or in any other place.

According to Pompeo, the leaders of the two countries are directing the development of Ukraine in the right direction. In particular, the United States helped Ukraine with weapons. Moreover, Washington helped Ukraine determine which judicial system it needed.

“Ukraine is located right on the border between Russia and Europe. It is very important that we get it right and help Ukrainians get what they want,” – Pompeo stated.

He stressed that the State Department is currently working on this issue. When it becomes clear what exactly Ukraine needs, and the presidents of the two countries realize this, a meeting will be scheduled.

As we reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky expects that the U.S. State Department will appoint Special Representative on settlement of Donbas Conflict and de-occupation of Crimea.

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