Ukraine advocates increasing the level of representation in the Tripartite Contact Group (TCG) on Donbas settlement in Minsk by introducing to the negotiation process Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov.
He will become deputy to Ukraine's top envoy Leonid Kuchma, an UNIAN correspondent reported citing Head of the President's Office, Andriy Yermak, who spoke at an online discussion "Pandemic, reform, war and peace: The view from Ukraine's White House," organized by the Atlantic Council.
Yermak emphasized that it is very important today to give the Minsk process a new impetus.
"And Ukraine is doing this: today we took the initiative to increase the level of representation of delegations in Minsk to the Trilateral Contact Group," he said. "That is, now, next to the head of our delegation, Leonid Kuchma [second president of Ukraine], Deputy Prime Minister Reznikov becomes his deputy. Also, we add to each subgroup representatives of the relevant ministries at a level no lower than deputy minister, as well as Parliament representatives. So, several committee chiefs will also be involved."
Yermak says Ukraine is ready and will do everything to fulfill its obligations undertaken during the latest summit of Normandy Four leaders held in Paris.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine at the TCG talks categorically rejected the possibility of granting any special status to certain areas of its Donetsk and Luhansk regions.