Pushilin: the entry of UN peacekeepers in DNR possible after discussion in Minsk

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in photobacteria UN forces. Archival photoPushilin: the entry of UN peacekeepers in DNR possible after discussion in Minsk© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite the image Bank

To talk about the presence of UN peacekeepers in the breakaway Donetsk people’s Republic only after discussion of this issue in the framework of the contact group in Minsk, told RIA Novosti the representative of DND at the talks in Minsk Denis Putilin.

«Perhaps, as a compromise solution, after discussing the mandate directly from us, after discussion in the contact groups on this international platform is presented in the Republic. Of course you can talk about it seriously,» — said Pushilin.

He added that this step can be implemented after the cease-fire and withdrawal of forces and means along the line of contact in Donbas.

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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