Border service of Ukraine is ready to cooperate with UN peacekeepers in the Donbass

© RIA Novosti / Igor Maslowprice in photobiannual the OSCE in the Donetsk region. Archival photoBorder service of Ukraine is ready to cooperate with UN peacekeepers in the Donbass© RIA Novosti / Igor Maslowprice the image Bank

The state border service of Ukraine is ready to cooperate with the peacekeepers in the case of a decision on the introduction of the mission in the Donbass, said the assistant Chairman of the Department Oleg Slobodyan.

«Even after 2015, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced the idea of the peace plan and the possible presence of peacekeepers on the territory of Ukraine on the temporarily uncontrolled areas of Luhansk and Donetsk regions… we have developed several ways to temporarily uncontrolled land borders, and one of these options — we will also help the representatives of the peacekeeping mission», — Slobodyan was quoted by the UNIAN news Agency.

According to him, the state border service has developed a pattern of cooperation with a peacekeeping mission.

«If this decision will be made in the UN, we have an algorithm of action in case, if we take under the protection of the uncontrolled part of the border and the peacekeeping mission», — said Slobodyan.

Russian President Vladimir Putin previously said that he supports the idea of sending peacekeepers to Ukraine. However, according to him, speech can go only about the function of ensuring the safety of OSCE personnel, peacekeepers must be on the boundary line and no other areas.

According to the President, the resolution of this issue should take place after reconstitution of the parties, the withdrawal of heavy equipment and establishment of direct contact with representatives of the self-proclaimed DND and LNR. Putin said that he will instruct the foreign Ministry to submit to the UN security Council resolution to provide security of the OSCE mission in Ukraine with these conditions.

However, according to Kiev, the mission should have a broader mandate and be placed on the entire territory of Donbas up to the border with Russia. Direct talks with the self-proclaimed DND and LNR Kiev refuses to lead. The President of Ukraine on Tuesday said that at the end of this week travels to the United States in the UN General Assembly, where he will raise the issue of introduction of peacekeepers in Donbass.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict began more than 10 thousand people.

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