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U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John F. Tefft, meanwhile, confirmed that Kuzmin’s visa had been cancelled “but there were no plans to arrest him.” Tefft, speaking to reporters, would not disclose the reasons for the visa cancellation, but said those reasons were explained to Kuzmin at the time.

Jim Slattery, a former U.S. congressman who features in Kuzmin’s letter as one of the alleged participants of a plot against him, said he was surprized with Kuzmin’s actions. He said it’s unusual for such a “minor official” to address a US president directly in a letter, without going through the usual diplomatic formalities.

“It’s hard for me to believe that as a member of the government, he is doing this without any kind of approval,” Slattery said.

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