Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk has agreed to lead Ukraine's delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) at the Minsk talks on Donbas.
"Despite the fact that I have seen, gone through many things in my life, and I could have had a rest, but the time for the rest has not come yet. I've made a decision – if I could, and I want this – to do something to facilitate the peace [process] in Donbas, I will do it until my last breath. That's why I've agreed [to the president's proposal]," he said in a video message published on Thursday.
According to Kravchuk, the latest Normandy Four meeting and preparations for the future one are taking place at Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's initiative who "is not afraid of making unpopular decisions."
Kravchuk also stressed the need to unite both within Ukraine and beyond its borders.
"We must look for a way and get united," he added.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on July 28, Leonid Kuchma concluded his mission as Ukraine's representative to the TCG at the Minsk talks on Donbas.
Zelensky said several candidates were being considered for this position, including Kravchuk and Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov.