2 Oct 2018 17:44

Kuchma steps down as Ukrainian rep in TCG

KYIV. Oct 2 (INTERFAX) - Ukraine's second president, Leonid Kuchma, is ending his role as Kyiv's representative in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Ukraine, his press secretary Darka Olifer said.

"Toward the end of today's meeting in Minsk, Leonid Kuchma thanked his TCG colleagues for their joint work. He thus ended his work as Ukraine's representative in the TCG," Olifer wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.

Kuchma also thanked Belarus for organizing the negotiations, she said.

For his apart, Martin Sajdik, who represents the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in the TCG, thanked Kuchma for his contribution to the Minsk process, his wisdom, and the loyalty to Ukraine that he showed in Minsk.

Kuchma was appointed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in February 2015.