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Kiev’s envoy for humanitarian issues Medvedchuk to take part in Contact Group meeting

February 11, 2015, 11:09 UTC+3 KIEV
Minsk talks bring together former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma and Medvedchuk, alongside representatives of the DPR and LPR, the OSCE special envoy to Ukraine and Russia’s ambassador to Ukraine
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Viktor Medvedchuk

Viktor Medvedchuk

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KIEV, February 11. /TASS/. Kiev’s special representative for humanitarian issues Viktor Medvedchuk will participate in the Contact Group talks on Ukraine in Minsk, the press service of the Ukrainian Choice public movement told TASS on Wednesday.

"Viktor Medvedchuk will take part in talks in the framework of the Contact Group today in Minsk," the press service said. Medvedchuk already participated in the Contact Group meeting on Tuesday, when the sides agreed to cease fire in the south-east of Ukraine, withdraw heavy weaponry and monitor the implementation of the reached compromise.

Talks in Minsk bring together former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma and Medvedchuk, both representing the Ukrainian side, alongside representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Deinego, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) special envoy to Ukraine, Heidi Tagliavini, and Russia’s ambassador to Ukraine, Mikhail Zurabov, who acts as a mediator.

Earlier, Medvedchuk met with DPR leader Alexander Zakharchenko and LPR head Igor Plotnitsky. Plotnitsky said they discussed renewing Contact Group meetings and prisoner exchange.

On February 11, a meeting on Ukraine "in the Normandy format" will be held in Minsk, bringing together Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

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