(QHA) -

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko to help arrange a meeting of a trilateral contact group in Minsk on July 31 to settle the situation in the east of Ukraine.

"Petro Poroshenko has announced his appeal to President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko for assistance in arranging a meeting in Minsk on July 31 of the trilateral contact group on the settlement of the situation in Donbas, including second president of [independent] Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, Russian Ambassador Mikhail Zurabov and an OSCE representative," the presidential press service reported on Tuesday evening.