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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has officially appointed former Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk as Ukraine's representative to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) at the Minsk talks on Donbas.

Relevant decree No. 302/2020 was posted on the presidential website on July 30, 2020.

"To introduce Leonid Makarovych Kravchuk – President of Ukraine in 1991-1994 – as member of Ukraine's delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group by appointing him as head of the delegation. To remove Leonid Kuchma from Ukraine's delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group by relieving him of his duties as head of the delegation," the document says.

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The decree comes into force on the day of its publication.

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.

Today, July 30, it became known Kravchuk had agreed to lead Ukraine's delegation to the TCG at the Minsk talks on Donbas.