Representatives of the Russian Federation refused to participate in the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the situation in Donbas scheduled on February 10 in Minsk, Belarus. It was reported by Ukrainian Pravda with reference to the source in the OSCE.
Earlier the media informed that the Russian representative in the Trilateral Contact Group Boris Gryzlov expressed readiness to come to Minsk for consultations any day.
It should be noted that the news appeared in the view of an upcoming meeting of the foreign ministers of Normandy Four scheduled for this week.
Earlier on Saturday, Ukrainian representative in the Trilateral Contact Group Leonid Kuchma announced that the next meeting of the group in Minsk should be held not on February 10, but after meeting of the foreign ministers of Normandy Four.