In the middle of the process of impeachment of the president Trump for its actions in Ukraine, which will happen in the next few days at the Senate, secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that he will visit Kiev this Friday. It will be the most prominent member of the u.s. Administration to visit the country exsoviético from that, the past 25 of July, occurred the telephone conversation between the president Trump and his counterpart, Ukrainian, Volodímir Zelenski, which gave rise to the research that has led to the House of Representatives to approve the impeachment of Trump, accused of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. In the coming days, the Senate shall be erected in a kind of jury that must decide on the (unlikely, given the republican majority) dismissal of the 45th president of the united States.
The agenda of the trip includes a meeting with Zelenski, as confirmed by the State Department in a press release. The purpose of the same, explains the text, is to "reaffirm the support of the united States to the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Ukraine". The visit to Ukraine is the first stop of a trip that will take after the head of u.s. diplomacy to Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus.
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Pompeo will also meet with the minister of Foreign Ukrainian, Vadym Prystaiko, and the Defense, Andriy Zagorodnyuk. Also with religious leaders and civil society and business, with the aim of discussing the reform agenda of the Government of Kiev.
The meeting with Zelenski is scheduled for the same day that the Senate return to your activity after the christmas break. The leaders of both chambers of Congress have not closed the terms in which is conducted the judgment of the president in the Senate, for the two charges stemming from his alleged pressures on the president to be Ukrainian to announce that research to the political opponents of the president Trump.
The president of the House of Representatives, the democrat Nancy Pelosi, has not yet been delivered to the Senate the articles of impeachment, in an attempt to obtain guarantees on the part of the republican majority in the upper Chamber on the scope of the impending trial.
In the center of the cause is the charge that Trump made to depend on the release of a vital aid package to Ukraine, as well as a visit to the White House that she longed for the newly elected Zelenski, that this announced the opening of investigations on the activities in Ukraine of the son of Joe Biden, vice-president and today's pre-candidate for the democratic, as well as on the discredited theory that Kiev conspired with the democrats to interfere in the presidential elections of 2016.
the announcement of The trip Pompeo occurs after Rudy Giuliani, staff attorney Trump which is at the center of the plot, will visit Kiev this month. Giuliani is still pressing Ukraine to obtain information that will benefit politically to his client. “I'm excited to travel to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus in the new year to meet with counterparts and to affirm the priorities of the united States in Europe and Central Asia,” said Pompeo on Twitter.Updated Date: 31 December 2019, 00:00