Kuchma to chair Ukrainian delegation in negotiation group to solve Donbas conflict

Source : 112 Ukraine

The delegation's line-up is approved by the presidential decree signed on May 5
17:15, 5 May 2020

Leonid Kuchma
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Leonid Kuchma, the second President of Ukraine, will be leading this country's delegation for negotiations in the Minsk trilateral contact group. The President's Office press department reported that on May 5, as President Volodymyr Zelensky signed the respective decree.

"President of Ukraine (...) has approved the line-up of the delegation of Ukraine for participation in the trilateral contact group for a peaceful solution of the situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The head of the state signed the decree on May 5," says the message.

Oleksiy Reznikov, the Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of the temporarily occupied areas, will become Kuchma's deputy. Oleksandr Merezhko, the Head of Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs and Interparliamentary Cooperation will also serve as deputy head of the delegation.

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The delegation also includes Yulia Svyrydenko, the Deputy Economy Minister; Deputy Defense Minister Oleksandr Polishchuk; Deputy Head of the Parliamentary Committee for Legal Policy Andriy Kostin, and Halyna Tretyakova, Deputy Head of the Committee for Social Policy and Protection of Veterans Rights. 

The next session of the Minsk trilateral contact group is supposed to take place on May 14. The working subgroups will hold a meeting several days before that.

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