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‘He tried to have his cake and eat it’: how Trump’s Ukraine envoy lost his big gamble

Before abruptly resigning Kurt Volker gambled that acting as a go-between for Rudy Giuliani could secure military aid for KyivWhen Kurt Volker agreed to work for the Trump administration in 2017, he told colleagues he hoped to navigate the president’s mercurial nature and his evident attachment to Vladimir Putin, and still pursue a traditional US policy of upholding Ukrainian independence and pushing back against Moscow.Many were sceptical and predicted a clash between the two approaches, but even they did not expect the spectacular collision of the past few weeks. Related: Trump, the whistleblower and the comic: key players in the …read more

Source:: The Guardian