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KIEV, July 30, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov plans to take part in a meeting of the trilateral contact group on Ukraine, an informed source told Itar-Tass on Wednesday. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 31 in the Belarusian capital Minsk.
The trilateral contact group’s meetings are held in the Ukraine-Russia-OSCE format.
On Tuesday, the press service of the Ukrainian president reported that Pyotr Poroshenko “turned to Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko with a request to provide assistance in organising in Minsk on July 31 a meeting of the trilateral working group on the settlement of the situation in Donbas with the participation of Ukraine’s second President Leonid Kuchma, Russia’s ambassador Mikhail Zurabov and an OSCE representative.”
An OSCE official told Itar-Tass that the “trilateral contact group meetings are held confidentially.