Kravchuk was the chief negotiator
The Ukrainian head of state Vladimir Zelensky was appointed head of the delegation at the talks in Minsk, the country’s first President Leonid Kravchuk, who replaced in this role by the second President Leonid Kuchma. Kravchuk did not exclude that among the participants of the trilateral contact group from Ukraine will be changes.
Kozak takes the rejection
The Deputy head of the Russian presidential administration Dmitry Kozak sent a letter to the political advisors of the heads of the countries “Norman Quartet” in which he called meaningless and ineffective in the current format of negotiations on settling the situation in Donbas. The head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak urged calmly to such diplomatic moves.
Ukraine wants extradition “vagnerova”
Ukraine will initiate the extradition of detainees in Belarus, fighters of the private military company “Wagner”, it was stated in the SBU.
The Belarusian authorities have accused the 33 mercenary in the preparation of mass disorders together with local opposition.
Russia’s Ambassador in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev said that the Russians had to fly from Minsk in a third country, but missed the flight.
COVID-19 in Ukraine and the world
Over the past day in Ukraine 1197 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, is a new record. 23 people over the past 24 hours died.
In the world there are more than 17 million infected with the coronavirus.
Launched a new Mars Rover
From Cape Canaveral in the United States successfully launched the Atlas V rocket that will take on Mars, a new research unit Perseverance. Its task is to search for signs of microbial life on the red planet.