Roman Bezsmertnyi no longer to represent Ukraine at the Minsk talks - Zelensky’s decree
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed Roman Bezsmertnyi from the post of Representative of Ukraine in the working subgroup on political issues of the Tripartite Contact Group in Minsk.
The corresponding decree No. 596 was published on the website of the head of state
Bezsmertnyi was dismissed in connection with the amendment of Article 1 of the presidential decree of June 19, 2019 No. 414 “Issues of ensuring the representation of Ukraine in the Tripartite Contact Group” (as amended by decree of July 9, 2019 No. 504).
Bezsmertnyi’s spouse Tetyana Mokridi reported that their family learned about the dismissal through the media
Earlier today, Bezsmertnyi said that a meeting of the Normandy Format is not expected in the near future, which President Zelensky called on, since Ukraine does not have a new government and a Foreign Minister.
Roman Bezsmertnyi was appointed to his post by Volodymyr Zelensky on July 9, in this position he replaced Oleksandr Motsyk. Bezsmertnyi previously represented Ukraine in the political subgroup of TCG in 2015. In April 2016, he left the Minsk process.
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