Putin: Mr Gryzlov is appointed by the Plenipotentiary representative of the Russian Federation in the contact group on Ukraine

Putin: Mr Gryzlov is appointed by the Plenipotentiary representative of the Russian Federation in the contact group on Ukraine


MOSCOW, December 26. Permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Boris Gryzlov is appointed by the Plenipotentiary representative of the Russian Federation in the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine.

“To entrust the permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation B. V. Gryzlov responsibilities of the Plenipotentiary representative of the Russian Federation in the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine”, – stated in the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the text of which is posted on the official Internet portal of legal information.

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“This order comes into force after its signing”, – is spoken in the document.

The Russian delegation also includes special Russian representative in the contact group Azamat kulmuhametov and representatives in working groups. In the subgroup of security – Jaroslav Moskalik, in the sub-group on humanitarian situations Vladimir Stepanov, the subgroup on the economy – Sergey Nazarov, in the political sub – Maxim Polyakov.

At the previous meeting of the contact group on 22 December, the participants agreed on the schedule for January 2016. “Following the meeting of the Contact group will be held on 13, 20 and 27 January,” following the negotiations, stated the special representative of the OSCE Chairman in the contact group Martin Sajdik.

THE MINSK AGREEMENT

On 12 February the negotiators of the contact group in Minsk signed the previously agreed with the heads of the participating countries “channel four” document, providing for a ceasefire in the Donbass February 15. The negotiations “Norman Quartet” consisting of the presidents of Russia, Ukraine and France, as well as the German Chancellor continued in Minsk in various formats (in the narrow format with participation of members of delegations) from the evening of 11 February, a total of about 16 hours.