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US Special Representative for Ukraine Volker resigns

US Special Representative for Ukraine Volker resigns

The U.S. State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker has resigned after the scandal with the memo revealing the content of presidents Zelenskyy and Trump phone call, Reuters reports.

One phone call could smash the carrier of a diplomat who started as an analyst with the CIA in 1986. The US top official had to resign a day after the release of the whistleblower’s report that revealed the White House had covered up the content of a conversation between Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart.

Mr Volker helped arrange a meeting between Trump’s lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, and Zelenskyy’s aide, Andriy Yermak.

The next step for Kurt Volker is an interrogation, which planned to be held by the House of Representatives next week. That step as well will start the investigation of President Trump’s impeachment by the House of Representatives.

Kurt Volker’s carrier started in CIA in 1986

Kurt Volker started to serve his country as an analyst with the CIA in 1986 and soon joined the State Department. He was lucky to work with a legendary politician and Senator John McCain since 1997.

Later, Volker holds the position of the executive director of the U.S. National Security Council. In this role, he prepared two NATO summits – in 2002 in Prague, dedicated to the negotiation of NATO accession to Eastern European countries, and in Istanbul in 2004, which was marked by a complicated relationship with Russia and ignored by the Russian President.

In 2017, three years after sparkling the armed conflict in Donbas, Ukraine, Kurt Volker was appointed U.S. State Department ambassador for conflict resolution in the Donbas.

The White House, the practice of having special envoys in different countries is common, but in the case of Ukraine, this position was created for the first time. However, Mr Volker failed to be the perfect person for that diplomatic mission.

The investigation by the House of Representatives aimed at clearing the situation and checking all facts regarding Volker’s professional activity.