FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy provides statements forward of talks on the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany July 12, 2021. Stefanie Loos/ Pool by way of REUTERS/File Picture
July 21, 2021
By Trevor Hunnicutt
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden will meet along with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Washington subsequent month to debate vitality points and threats posed by Russia to the jap European nation’s sovereignty, based on the White Home.
The Aug. 30 White Home assembly will permit Biden to declare “unwavering assist for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression” within the Donbass and Crimea areas, spokesperson Jen Psaki stated in an emailed assertion on Wednesday.
Kyiv and Moscow have been at odds since Russia annexed the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 and backed separatists in a battle in Ukraine’s jap Donbass area, which Ukraine says has killed 14,000 folks.
The assembly comes as Biden administration officers are set to unveil a take care of Germany supposed partly to allay Ukrainian considerations in regards to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being constructed beneath the Baltic Sea to hold fuel from Russia’s Arctic area to Germany.
Ukraine fears Russia utilizing vitality as a weapon towards the nation and dropping charges as a transit level for fuel provides. As a part of the deal, Germany has agreed to take potential unspecified actions towards Russia if it cuts off vitality provides to Ukraine, sources stated.
Biden and Zelenskiy spoke in June forward of the U.S. president’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, which was supposed to ease tense relations between Moscow and Washington over points together with Ukraine’s independence.
Decrease-level diplomatic coordination between the nations has continued within the weeks since.
The White Home stated Biden and Zelenskiy may even talk about Ukraine’s anti-corruption efforts, lengthy a spotlight of U.S. and different Western nations.
(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Susan Heavey, Modifying by William Maclean)