Washington, DC. “The chocolate Fuhrer is airborne…” With that reporters in Donetsk knew Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was on his way on an emergency mission to Washington to meet with Senators and Congress members Kiev has already corrupted, but he hopes to get his hands on the one person Kiev has not been able to corrupt, at least not yet; Donald John Trump.
The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has left on a working visit to the USA, his press secretary Svyatoslav Tsegolko said.”The president of Ukraine has left for a working visit to the United States,” Tsegolko wrote on his Facebook on Monday.
As News Front has reported, on June 14, a source in the American CIA has told our Donetsk office Poroshenko will pay a visit to Washington next week, where he will hold a meeting with US President Donald Trump. “Indeed, an agreement was achieved on the meeting with Trump, the visit will be held on June 19-20,” the source said.
The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine later confirmed a meeting of the presidents of Ukraine and the United States, but did not give any specific dates. The US State Department was amazed a News Front reporter was aware of Poroshenko’s location and declined further comment.
“The meeting will definitely take place, we are preparing it. But we should keep you on the edge of your seats. Svyatoslav Tsegolko will make a statement soon simultaneously with our American friends, but we are now working on a large part of the speech,” Parvo Klimkin said.
Klimkin also said the agenda of the meeting will include issues related to Russia’s meeting its commitments under the Minsk agreements, as well as the occupied Crimea, access to the peninsula by international observers, bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and the United States and assistance to reforms in Ukraine.
The minister also said they will discuss security cooperation between Ukraine and the United States, and “important political decisions in this area” will be taken by helping Trump understand how “important” these issues are to American voters, Klimkin stated.
The minister also specified that the parties in preparation for the Poroshenko-Trump meeting were agreeing upon the format for the US participation in negotiations on the settlement of the Donbas conflict.
“Before the meeting it was important for us to agree with our American partners about the format of their engagement, whether this will be a parallel format or a format of interaction at certain levels with the Normandy format. A lot of important news will appear soon,” Klimkin said.In his words, Kiev and Washington will continue to search for ways to pressure Russia.
Meanwhile, back in Donetsk the mood is somewhat different, reports News Front correspondent David Simpson, “The mood is subduded, but confident. People are going on with life, but the feeling is that another huge attack is close. All of the “chatter” from here, Russia and Ukraine itself still suggests another big fight that people despise, but are fully prepared for.”