Gerashchenko leaves for U.S. to discuss security in Donbas, release of hostages
Verkhovna Rada First Vice Speaker Iryna Gerashchenko, who represents Ukraine in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group, is leaving for the United States on Monday to hold meetings and discuss security issues in Donbas and the release of hostages.
"I'm flying out to the U.S. for a couple of days. A lot of meetings are scheduled. I realize that in addition to the key subjects of security and the humanitarian situations in Donbas and Crimea, the work of the Minsk groups, the situation with hostages (even during these days I will remotely coordinate our joint actions with the SBU and other structures, so that everything is done), there will also be the question of the internal situation, the work of the Verkhovna Rada, and the fight against corruption," she wrote on Facebook on Monday.
According to Gerashchenko, there will be an exchange of views with partners on external and internal challenges and threats.
"God grant that everything work out and all our efforts for the release of the hostages give a result - this is my biggest responsibility for the coming days and weeks," she said.