Zelensky appoints Kravchuk head of Ukrainian delegation to TCG

Zelensky appoints Kravchuk head of Ukrainian delegation to TCG

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has included former Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk in the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group for the Peaceful Settlement of the Situation in Donetsk and Luhansk Regions (TCG) and appointed him as head of the delegation.

A decree to that effect, No. 302/2020, has been published on the website of the head of state.

"To include Leonid Makarovych Kravchuk, President of Ukraine from 1991-1994, in the Ukrainian delegation for participation in the Trilateral Contact Group, appointing him head of the delegation," the document reads.

At the same time, former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma was excluded from the delegation to the TCG and relieved of his duties as head of the delegation.

Order No. 424/2020-rp, which authorizes Kravchuk to "represent Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group for the Peaceful Settlement of the Situation in Donetsk and Luhansk Regions," has also been published on the president's website.

According to the text of the order, "Kravchuk carries out the activities provided for in this order on a voluntary basis."

It emerged on July 28 that Kuchma was leaving his job at the TCG.

Kuchma twice headed the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group. He started this work for the second time on June 3, 2019, and before that he represented Ukraine in the TCG in 2014-2018.

On July 29, Zelensky said he was considering incumbent first deputy chairman of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG, Deputy Prime Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, and Ukraine's first president, Leonid Kravchuk, as candidates for the post of the head of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG.

Kravchuk, 86, said on July 30 that he had agreed to lead the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG.

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