Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister and Minister for the reintegration of occupied territories Oleksiy Reznikov will be temporarily leading the country's delegation in the Minsk talks group. The official replaces ex-president Leonid Kuchma who left the group on Tuesday. Reznikov himself said so during the online conference.
"Today, I'm the first deputy head of the delegation, thus, I will be managing this process for now - formally. But I'd like to remind that we're expecting President Zelensky's decree because it's the decree that submits changes to the delegation's line-up", the official said.
According to him, Kuchma remains the chairman of the delegation until this document appears.
Previously, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov claims that currently, there are several candidacies to replace Leonid Kuchma as Ukraine's representative in Minsk trilateral contact group. Danilov said so during his interview with Ukraine 24 TV channel.
"I can't tell now for sure who will replace him, there are several options. I can't name these candidates until the ultimate decision is made. Of course, there were candidacies from the very beginning, because we agreed with Leonid Danylovych that there will be a certain period when he has to leave... Believe me, Ukraine will be represented quite decently, like it was before", Danilov stated.
The official also admitted that Kuchma "knows a lot about many governmental processes, and he would definitely "assist Volodymyr Zelensky" in the future.