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The Sunday Show: Tillerson Visits Kyiv, Trump-Putin Meeting, US Special Rep for Ukraine Negotiations
9 July, 2017

This Week On The Sunday Show:

✅ US State Secretary Visits Ukraine

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Ukraine's capital Kyiv on July 9, 2017, to meet with President Petro Poroshenko and anti-corruption activists. Hromadske analyzes Rex Tillerson's first visit to Ukraine as Secretary of State, what it means for Washington's position towards Ukraine and the potential for future cooperation.

✅ What We Know About the US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations

US Ambassador to NATO (2008-2009) Kurt Volker has been appointed as the US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations to help find a diplomatic resolution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Ambassador Volker is highly respected in the Transatlantic community. Hromadske reaches out to a few experts who know the Ambassador well for comments. We also analyze Ambassador Volker's position on Ukraine and Russia, and how this new appointment could influence the peace process.

✅ The New Stage of Trump-Putin Relations

American President Donald Trump had his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 8, 2017. Allegedly, the two discussed everything from Ukraine and Syria to cyber attacks. President Trump is also said to have confronted President Putin about Russia's involvement in the US election. However, the meeting was far from typical as only the two Presidents, their foreign secretaries and translators were present, offering no alternative record of what went on. To discuss the possible outcomes of the Putin-Trump meeting, Hromadske speaks to Washington Post columnist, Anne Applebaum.

Featuring guests:

Anne Applebaum, Washington Post Columnist

✅ Fighting for Old European Values: Trump in Warsaw

During his recent visit to Warsaw, Poland, US President Donald Trump gave an eclectic speech, recounting Poland's history and calling on the Polish people to defend what he described as Western values. Although he appeared to garner his audience's support, President Trump's speech left a lot of room for interpretation. Katarzyna Pisarska, Founder and Director of the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw, and Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum provide commentary on what President Trump's speech might actually mean for international relations.

Featuring guests:

Katarzyna Pisarska, Founder and Director of the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw

Anne Applebaum, Washington Post Columnist

✅ Three Seas Initiative Summit: Why Central European Leaders Gather Together

The Three Seas Initiative Summit took place in Warsaw, Poland this week on July 6, 2017. This joint Polish-Croatian project that began in 2016 aims to strengthen ties between 12 countries bordering the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Seas. Hromadske speaks to Katarzyna Pisarska, Founder and Director of the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw, about the relationship between the Three Seas Initiative and the EU, what the initiative means for regional energy politics and the potential for the involvement of non-EU members such as Ukraine.

Featuring guests:

Katarzyna Pisarska, Founder and Director of the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw