Asked who will fill Leonid Kuchma's shoes, Martin Sajdik said that nothing official was said on 2 October. In his opinion, the replacement of Ukraine's representative should not affect the negotiations, someone will have to lead the Ukrainian delegation during the next meeting.
While in Minsk on 2 October Leonid Kuchma thanked colleagues in the trilateral contact group for working together, thus summing up results of his work as Kiev's representative in the trilateral contact group.
The import, especially under tied loans, should be monitored for compliance of the procured technologies with the international standards and for the availability of the intellectual property rights to the objects contained in them, the speaker said.
“Minsk is hosting the meeting of the working groups of the trilateral contact group promoting peace settlement in Ukraine,” the ministry said. The trilateral contact group is set to convene later in the day.