Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
11th January, 2016
The representatives of Ukraine and Russia in the Contact group on settling the situation in the Donbass, Leonid Kuchma and Boris Gryzlov, discussed in Kiev preparation meeting scheduled on January 13th in Minsk, said the press-secretary of Leonid Kuchma, Darka Olifer, on Facebook.
"Today in Kiev, Leonid Kuchma met with the Russian representative of the Trilateral Commission group Boris Gryzlov. During the meeting, Leonid Kuchma and Boris Gryzlov discussed the preparations for the meeting of the Trilateral Commision in Minsk, which will be held on the 13th January," she wrote.
Olifer noted that before the conversation with the Russian representative, Kuchma, a meeting was held with the OSCE representative to the Trilateral group Martin Sajdik. Earlier, Kuchma called on the appointment of Gryzlov to the contact group of Ukraine to improve the level of representation of Russia at negotiations.