We respect the decision of Leonid Kuchma to resign as head of the Ukrainian delegation. It is very important that he leaves with a positive note - his last signature is on a letter in support of additional measures to strengthen and control the ceasefire. As an experienced manager and diplomat, Leonid Kuchma was one of the few Ukrainian negotiators who demonstrated a constructive approach to negotiations. Due to his balanced position, it became possible to agree on additional measures. But today the issue of their implementation is especially acute, and therefore the parties are obliged to show willingness to cooperate. We hope that Kuchma's successors will draw the right conclusions from his experience in the Contact group.
Commentary of Natalia Nikonorova regarding Leonid Kuchma's resign
28 July 2020