US renews efforts to ease tensions in Ukraine
Nov. 1, 2017
The United States has appointed a representative to establish stability between Ukraine and Russia, more than three years after Russia annexed the Ukranian territory of Crimea.
American diplomat Kurt Volker, currently acting as U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, believes the best option is for Russia to leave Crimea and give the territory back to Ukraine. Since the annexation by Russia, more than 10,000 people have been killed, and more than 2 million people have been displaced as a result of the conflict.