U.S. State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker has resigned due to Trump-Zelnsky scandal.
This happened after the scandal surrounding the phone conversation between U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on July 25.
According to Democratic party officials, in an interview that was released earlier this week, Trump tried to force Kiev to initiate an investigation into the son of his political opponent, Joe Biden. Trump himself denies putting pressure on his interlocutor.
Volker was mentioned in the complaint of an unknown informant, with which the scandal began. According to the text, Volker and the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland met with the Greens and other Ukrainian politicians on July 26.
The text of the complaint says that the two diplomats allegedly gave advice to the Ukrainian leadership on how to respond to Trump’s demands to Zelensky.
In addition, the complaint said, Volker and Sondland discussed with Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani how to minimize damage to U.S. national security.
Kurt Volker was appointed to the post of special representative for Ukraine in 2017. He played a key role in Washington’s efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, which began with Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the war with pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.