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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ukraine Says Gore to Visit

KIEV -- U.S. Vice President Al Gore is scheduled to visit Ukraine on Aug. 2 at the invitation of recently elected President Leonid Kuchma, the presidential administration said Wednesday.


Gore is scheduled to meet Kuchma during the one-day official working visit to discuss U.S.-Ukrainian cooperation.


Ukraine is the fourth-largest recipient of U.S. aid after Israel, Egypt and Russia, and this year is to receive $700 million.


Kuchma, who won a decisive victory over incumbent Leonid Kravchuk three weeks ago, met Gore in April during a private visit to Washington as a potential presidential candidate.


The one-day visit will come after a visit to Poland, where Gore wil meet Presisent Lech Walesa and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw uprising.