U.S. President Donald Trump has congratulated Ukraine and Russia on the successful implementation of the mutual release of persons held by the states, calling it a “giant step towards peace.”
“Russia and Ukraine just swapped large numbers of prisoners. Very good news, perhaps a first giant step to peace. Congratulations to both countries!” he said on Twitter.
The United States expects a meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in Warsaw, where a ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II will be held on September 1, Assistant to the U.S. President for National Security Affairs John Bolton has said.
He expressed his expectations about the meeting of the two presidents in Warsaw and said they would work on its organization in the coming days.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington is planned in September.
“A meeting with President Trump should be held in September in Washington,” he told Interfax-Ukraine in Truskavets on Saturday.
U.S. President Donald Trump has congratulated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the Servant of the People Party’s confident win at the latest snap parliamentary elections, according to the Ukrainian president’s official website.
During a telephone conversation, Trump congratulated Ukraine on the successful holding of the free and democratic parliamentary elections.
“He reaffirmed the U.S. invariable support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and America’s readiness to provide full assistance with the implementation of the large-scale reform program in our country,” the statement said.
Zelensky thanked Trump for the United States’ leading role in retaining and strengthening sanctions against Russia.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Iran, Ukraine, Syria, and Venezuela at their talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on Friday, the White House said in a report. “They also discussed the situations in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, and Ukraine,” the White House said.
The presidents also exchanged opinions on issues such as bilateral relations and arms control, it said.
The meeting between Trump and Putin continued for almost an hour and a half.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has received U.S. President Donald Trump’s invitation to pay an official visit to Washington, the newspaper Dzerkalo Tyzhnia (Mirror Weekly) said on Saturday.
According to the newspaper, Zelensky received the invitation on May 31 and the visit may take place in August-September, “after a meeting between the U.S. president and the Russian one.”
Meanwhile, neither Washington, nor Kyiv have officially confirmed this information.