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U.S. advisor Bolton arrives in Ukraine for talks

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KIEV (Reuters) - John Bolton, U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, travelled to Kiev on Tuesday, the U.S. Embassy said, the first visit to Ukraine by a top U.S. official since the election of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Zelenskiy, a television sitcom star, was elected in a landslide in May and strengthened his power base at a parliamentary election last month.

“Ambassador Bolton is here to underscore U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic path. He looks forward to productive meetings with Ukrainian officials,” the U.S. Embassy in Kiev wrote on Twitter.

Reporting by Natalia Zinets; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Janet Lawrence