Ukraine's representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) for the Donbas settlement and First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko has said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appointed Yevgenij (Yevhen) Marchuk as Ukraine's envoy to the TCG at the Minsk talks on Donbas.
"President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Yevgenij Kyrylovych Marchuk as Ukraine's representative to the TCG. Yevgenij Kyrylovych has worthily represented Ukraine in the security [sub]group for all these difficult years. He is well aware of the challenges of the Minsk negotiations and will firmly defend the national interests of Ukraine," she wrote on Facebook on November 22.
Previously, Marchuk represented Ukraine in the TCG working subgroup on security issues.
As UNIAN reported earlier, former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma on October 2 concluded his work as Ukraine's representative to the TCG at the Minsk talks on Donbas.
UNIAN memo. Marchuk headed Ukraine's Security Service in 1991-1994 during Leonid Kravchuk's presidency. He was prime minister (1995-1996) and secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (1999-2003) during different periods of Kuchma's presidency. Marchuk also worked as defense minister in 2003-2004 in Viktor Yanukovych's government during Kuchma's presidency.