The United States has announced who will be its new representative at the Crimean Platform summit scheduled for August 23. The delegation will be led by the head of Department of Energy Jennifer Granholm instead of Secretary of Transportation Peter Buttigieg, the press service of the US Embassy in Kyiv stated.
"Joined by Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Andrew Light, Secretary Granholm will represent the United States at the Crimea Platform Summit on August 23. On August 24, she and the delegation will join President Zelenskyy and distinguished guests for Ukraine’s 30th Anniversary Independence Day military parade at Maidan Nezalezhnosti, followed by the Official Reception at Mariinsky Palace.
The Embassy did not give the reason for the representative replacement.
Context. Representatives of 44 countries and organizations will take part in the Crimean Platform summit to be held in Kyiv on August 23. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmiytro Kuleba.
"The declaration, that will be adopted by the Crimean Platform, will be open for signing by other states," the Minister said.