Leonid Kravchuk / Photo from UNIAN

Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Donbas Leonid Kravchuk says the Russian side in the TCG is deliberately trying to block the negotiation process on Donbas.

"They are doing everything to block the process," he told the RBC Ukraine news agency.

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The official said that representatives of occupied Donbas act at the talks as TCG participants, although they are just invitees: "Thus, through the back door, as [Soviet actor Arkady] Mr. Raikin said, they did everything to make our Trilateral Contact Group a pentalateral one."

The Ukrainian delegate forecasts Russia intends to keep the situation as it is.

"I have no reason to hope for any great breakthroughs in the near future," Kravchuk added.

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