Pushkov said Volker to the statement of peacekeepers in the Donbass

© Photo : U.S. Embassy Kyiv UkraineСпецпредставитель USA in Ukraine Kurt VolkerPushkov said Volker to the statement of peacekeepers in the Donbass© Photo : U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine

The mission of US special envoy in Ukraine, Kurt Volker, can «inglorious end,» said Senator Alexei Pushkov. So he responded to the critical statement of the diplomat on the pattern of entry of UN peacekeepers in the Donbass, proposed by Russia.

«We have no idea of Russia to criticize, but to think about how to ensure peace and to persuade Kiev to implement the Minsk-2,» wrote the MP on Twitter.

«To Split Ukraine»

The Russian proposal on the introduction of UN peacekeeping forces in the Donbass could further «split Ukraine», said the US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker in the forum «Yalta European strategy».

Speaking about the Russian proposal, the diplomat said that it was made after recent consultations in the Normandy format. «What was proposed, I believe, will divide Ukraine even more», — he commented on the Russian initiative, adding, however, that the idea considers «interesting.»

«Just crazy»

Russia should not participate in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbass, said on Saturday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin. According to him, this idea is «just crazy».

Klimkin believes that the mandate of the mission shall cover the territory of Donbas, including Ukrainian-Russian border.

«All this should lay the foundations to start an effective transitional period that would lead to elections,» — said the Minister.

UN peacekeepers

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin took the initiative of sending to the Donbass UN peacekeeping forces. The peacekeepers should be placed solely on the line of contact, and their functions should be limited to ensuring the safety of OSCE mission members. As noted by the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, the placement of peacekeeping forces can only occur with the consent of all parties to the conflict to which Russia does not belong.

Kiev believes that the UN mission should have a broader mandate, peacekeepers must be placed in the entire territory of Donbas up to the border with Russia. Direct negotiations with the self-proclaimed DND and LNR Kiev also refuses.

Pushkov said Volker to the statement of peacekeepers in the DonbassThe implementation of the Minsk agreements