The DNR hope to help UN peacekeepers in preventing provocations

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The entry of UN peacekeepers in Donbass to ensure the safety of the OSCE mission can be considered as one of the measures to prevent provocations from the Ukrainian security forces, provided that the mandate of such a mission will be agreed with the DPR told RIA Novosti acting head of the foreign Ministry of the breakaway Donetsk national Republic Natalia Nikonorova.

On the eve of the official representative of the government of Germany Steffen Seibert said that Chancellor Angela Merkel during a telephone conversation with President of Russia Vladimir Putin approved the initiative of the Russian Federation on peacekeeping mission in the Donbass, but said that it is necessary to amend the mandate. According to Seibert, Putin responded to Merkel’s proposal positively and agreed that peacekeepers need to use not only on the line of contact.

«In coordination with the us conditions and possible places of presence on the territory of Donbass, the introduction of UN troops as a protective force accompanying the inspectors of the OSCE can be considered as an additional measure of prevention of provocations and sabotage the implementation of the Minsk agreements on the part of the APU (armed forces of Ukraine) and volunteer battalions,» said Nikonorova.

In her view, Russia’s readiness to complement the proposed in the Russian draft UN security Council resolution functions of the mission, is the desire to ensure the safety of OSCE representatives. «Representatives of the OSCE SMM really are going to need extra protection when inspecting weapons storage sites after the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops. At the moment the situation with the illegal paramilitary formations on the territory of Ukraine is becoming more dangerous, the security forces among radical battalions in fact do not obey the Ukrainian army and, therefore, pose a serious threat to members of the monitoring mission,» — said the February.

According to her, because of the provocations of the Ukrainian security forces still have not withdrawn forces on the third pilot area in the Village of Lugansk in the Donbass.

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