Reznikov temporarily headed the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG instead of Kuchma
Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Aleksey Reznikov will act as the head of the Ukrainian delegation in the Tripartite Contact Group for the peaceful settlement of the armed conflict in Donbas.
He stated this during the online conference "Minsk Process: Gradual Success or Political Deadlock".
Reznikov noted that the final decision is made by President Vladimir Zelensky.
"Today I am the first deputy head of the delegation, so formally I will lead these processes for some time", - he said.
According to him, officially former President Leonid Kuchma still remains the head of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG until President Volodymyr Zelensky makes a change in the composition of the delegation by a separate order.
"President Zelensky will determine who this person is, and I hope we will find out about it soon. And we will definitely work in a team together in the interests of Ukraine", - the minister concluded.
What is known
- Leonid Kuchma is stepping down as head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Tripartite Contact Group for the settlement of the situation in Donbas.
- Kuchma asked to remove him from office, as it was difficult for him to work in the TCG after the increase of the representation of the Ukrainian side.
- Aleksey Reznikov is a Ukrainian lawyer, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine. In 2019, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky appointed Reznikov as Ukraine's representative in the tripartite contact group. Zelensky introduced ex-deputy Klitschko into the Minsk process.