Deputy Prime Minister Aleksey Reznikov noted that he had not yet discussed the Minsk agreements with the new head of the Ukrainian delegation to the contact group, Leonid Kravchuk.
Deputy Prime Minister, First Deputy Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the trilateral contact group Oleksiy Reznikov believes that his assessment of the Minsk agreements coincides with the opinion of the new head of the delegation, the first President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk. As reported by «Interfax-Ukraine», he said this on July 31 in a comment to journalists.
«Leonid Makarovich is a wise man, and we assess the Minsk Agreements in tune with him. Although we have not discussed them with him yet, we will do it on Monday. That is, he sees, like me, that the Minsk Agreements will ask to be modernized. Look for compromises. Do you need to? Do you need to end the war? Do you need to, «he noted.
In 2014, immediately after the annexation of Crimea, Russia launched an armed aggression in eastern Ukraine. The fighting is between the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the one hand and the Russian army and Russian-backed militants who control parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions on the other. Officially, the Russian Federation does not recognize its invasion of Ukraine, despite the facts and evidence presented by Ukraine.
Negotiations on the settlement of the conflict are being held within the framework of the trilateral contact group (Ukraine — OSCE — Russia) and the Normandy Four (Ukraine — Germany — France — Russia).
Until recently, the Ukrainian delegation in Minsk was headed by the second president of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma. On July 28, the President’s Office announced that Kuchma had resigned and would no longer take part in the TCG.