Head of Ukraine’s President’s Office Andriy Yermak held a phone talk with the political advisers of the leaders of the Normandy Formant countries. The Ukrainian side offered to reload the work of the Trilateral Contact Group as the website of the office reported.
To accelerate Minsk process, the president signed the order, which increases the representation of Ukraine at the Trilateral Contact Group.
“We raised it up to very high official level,” Yermak said.
Particularly, Vice PM, Minister of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov was appointed as deputy head of the Ukrainian delegation at the group. At the level of the subgroups, Ukraine will be represented by the deputies ministers or MPs-chairmen of profile committees of the parliament.
The Ukrainian side offered to involve IDPs in the work of the subgroups as people, who will represent the occupied territories.
Andriy Yermak noted that the partakers of the Trilateral Contact Group will involve these people in the discussions, consultations and agreement of the issues provided by Minsk Agreements.
Meanwhile, Head of the President’s Office underlined the inadmissibility any talks with the representatives of unrecognized quazi-state formations.
Andriy Yermak offered to agree on the extended composition of the delegations of Ukraine, Russia and OSCE in accordance with the offers of the Ukrainian side during the next session in Minsk.
“The high official status of the members of the delegations will allow to adopt and fulfill the decisions faster and more effective and see who does not fulfill them,” Yermak said.
He underlined the necessity of complete and comprehensive ceasefire and immediate and complete access for the representatives of the OSCE SMM and ICRC to temporarily uncontrolled territories.
“It concerns the lives and health of people directly and it is the highest priority for Ukraine,” Yermak said.
As we reported earlier, the Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian stood against the restrictions of the work of the OSCE SMM in Donbas.