KIEV, February 10. /TASS/. Ukraine’s former President Leonid Kuchma will participate in the Contact Group meeting on the situation in south-eastern Ukraine, the Leonid Kuchma’s Fund told TASS on Tuesday.
Kuchma is a representative of the Kiev authorities in the Contact Group on Ukraine. "If the Contact Group [meeting] will take place, Kuchma will be there," a Fund’s spokesperson said. "At the moment he is Kiev," he added.
The first meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine took place in the Belarusian capital Minsk on September 5, 2014. Representatives of the Kiev authorities, self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and Russia attended the meeting. As a result, the plan for peaceful settlement in Donbas and ceasefire was adopted. On September 19-20, the Memorandum on ceasefire was adopted at the second Contact Group meeting.
The next meeting of the Contact Group took place at the end of December and did not bring any results. A meeting planned for January 16 was not held because a representative of the Kiev authorities did not arrive in Minsk.
The meeting on January 31 did not bring any tangible results, as DPR’s Denis Pushilin and LPR’s Vladislav Deinego said the Kiev authorities set ultimatums instead of looking for solutions 0 sap.