Official institutions have declined to say where the meeting will be
held and when. Interfax’s sources said Belarus has only offered a venue
for the negotiations, and none of official press services’ employees has
been authorized to comment on the meeting itself.
The Russian embassy confirmed that Russian Ambassador to Ukraine
Mikhail Zurabov is to arrive in Minsk for negotiations. The Ukrainian
embassy to Minsk refrained from providing information on details of
Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma’s participation in the trilateral