November 16 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –
The Special Representative of the US Department of State for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, is engaged in the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass on a voluntary basis. This was stated on the air of the TV channel “Russia 1” by American political analyst, and publisher of “The National Interest”, Dmitry Simes.
“He did not come out of retirement. In recent years he headed the McCain Institute. He did not return to civil service, he does not get paid for his work. He does it on a voluntary basis and agreed to carry out this mission for a year. He does this from American patriotism and from the desire of a professional diplomat to achieve results,” Simes said.
He is sure that Volcer wants to negotiate without humiliating Russia.
“He is a tough negotiator, he was a NATO ambassador, he is Atlanticist in his convictions. But unlike the notorious Victoria Nuland, he has no hatred for Russia. He has no desire, when he talks with Surkov, to do so in a way that will humiliate Russia and Putin personally. He wants to get the best result for the Donbass, but to do it in a way that is acceptable for Russia. But this, I think, will be very, very difficult, ” the expert believes.
Inessa Sinchougova is an Editor and Journalist at Fort Russ News, as well as a research fellow and translator of the Belgrade based think-tank, the Center for Syncretic Studies. She was educated at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), in the field of Political Science and was previously employed in Marketing and Communications Strategy for a Multi-National Corporation. She runs a popular YouTube channel for translations of key Russian Foreign Policy figures and appears regularly on other alternative media channels.