16 Feb 2019 14:46

Tymoshenko, Volker discuss Donbas settlement ways in Munich

KYIV. Feb 16 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Batkivshchyna party leader and presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko met with United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, the Batkivshchyna press service said in a statement.

"The sides conferred on the situation in Ukraine, including Russia's military aggression waged in the east of our state, possible ways of ending the war and achieving lasting peace in Donbas, and bilateral cooperation between the United States and Ukraine," the party said.

Tymoshenko again called for holding talks in the Budapest Plus format involving the leaders of the signatory states of the Budapest Memorandum, the EU high commissioner, and the German administration.

She also underlined the importance of keeping the sanctions against Russia in effect until the end of war in Donbas and the return of Crimea to Ukraine.

Volker reaffirmed his commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and independence.

"Progress of the Ukrainian reforms, including anti-corruption measures, was also discussed," the party said.