U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will pay a visit to Kyiv on February 5 as he considers it necessary to talk personally with the Ukrainian leadership on a wide range of issues, including the U.S. assistance and de-escalation of the conflict.
This has been announced by U.S. Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki at a briefing in Washington, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"The Secretary was there about a year ago. He's going because it's important in his view to have face-to-face meetings [with the state's leadership] and discuss progress that's been made, progress they can still continue to make on everything from economic reforms to the effort to de-escalate the situation on the ground," Psaki explained the purpose John Kerry's visit to the Ukrainian capital.
At the request to clarify whether weapons deliveries for Ukraine will be discussed, the spokesperson said that she was "not making a prediction of anything else." She added that "this is an ongoing process and we've not taken things on or off the table."