“The interlocutors [ Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Robin Dunnigan and the chief of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office Andriy Yermak] exchanged views on the results of the visit of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States and next steps to implement the agreements reached and further strengthen the strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United States. They also discussed preparations for the meeting of the renewed Strategic Partnership Commission.”
The parties also discussed further cooperation in the energy sector, while Yermak stressed Russia’s use of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a weapon.
Also, Yermak shared Ukraine’s views on the current state of negotiations toward a peaceful settlement in eastern Ukraine and discussed with Dunnigan the security situation along Ukraine’s borders.
As reported earlier, U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration had tapped Robin Dunnigan, a career diplomat with a background in energy, to oversee policy for Central and Eastern Europe at the Department of State.