This is reported by Censor.NET, citing RIA Novosti. Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, two representatives of the OSCE, ex-President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, head of the public organization "Ukrainskyi Vybir" (Ukrainian Choice) Medvedchuk, one of the leaders of the terrorist organization DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) Aleksander Borodai, leader of the pro-Russian movement "Yugo-Vostok" (the South-East) Oleh Tsariov had already arrived at a meeting to the regional state administration building. The representatives of the terrorist organization LPR (the Luhansk People's Republic) are expected within an hour. "We won't start without representatives of Luhansk," one of the DPR representatives said.
Press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitrii Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the news about the beginning of preliminary contacts establishment by Medvedchuk in Donetsk and Luhansk. Medvedchuk was not send as the official delegate of Ukraine. Media reported that during the negotiations with representatives of the so-called DPR Medvedchuk received their consent to a meeting with the OSCE mission to promote dialogue between Kyiv and the south-east of Ukraine, which the Russian Federation supports at ambassadorial level. Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin (whose daughter's godfather is Viktor Medvedchuk) welcomed the news of Medvedchuk's preliminary contacts in Donetsk and Luhansk.
In April 2014 the media reported that a separatist unrest in Kharkov was organized by people close to Medvedchuk, the family of Victor Yanukovich and Oleg Tsariov, a former deputy of the Party of Regions. Medvedchuk financed the presidential campaign of Tsariov who was taking active part in separatist activities in eastern Ukraine. The first meeting of the contact group on the tripartite peace plan of President Poroshenko took place in Kyiv on June 8. Then Ukraine was represented by Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Pavlo Klimkin who now heads the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Klimkin will present Poroshenko's peace plan to resolve the situation in the east of the country at the Council of Europe session for Foreign Affairs in Luxembourg on Monday. Earlier, Medvedchuk and Shufrich left to Donbass as fixers, Censor.NET reported.