© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. Archival photo<img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/10/79feb27d1224fa0817e891c7df77bc89.jpg" alt="Lukashenko said that Minsk is ready to ensure peace in the Donbass" />© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has declared that Minsk is ready to assume control on the Russian-Ukrainian border and to accompany the holding of elections in the Donbass.
«We can take responsibility for securing peace in the Eastern regions of Ukraine and control Russian-Ukrainian border. And to accompany the holding of elections in the Donbass, on the understanding that these regions are an integral part of Ukraine», — Lukashenka said Wednesday in Minsk, speaking at the opening meeting of the core group of the Munich security conference.
According to him, first of all, the three Eastern Slavic peoples (Ukrainians, Russians and Belarusians) should take steps to resolve the conflict in the Donbass. «Where there is no trust between Ukrainians and Russians should be included a third brother… If there is no trust at the border, 400 kilometers between Russia and Ukraine in the Donbass, if she’s naked, Ukraine demands «give us the border» and Russia is worried that there will be carnage, I suggested: I’ll… provide a closure of this border, but will act only within the framework of agreements between Russia and Ukraine», — said the Belarusian leader.
«I can’t come up with its own rules and Charter. It would be better, but it is not, therefore, let the presidents agreed, and I put the task, I’ll do it if it is necessary for someone», — Lukashenka continued.
He noted that the same applies to the possibility of involvement of Belarus in control of the situation during the elections in the Donbass. «Let us define on what principles. And we do… not for the organization (elections — ed.): Ukraine organizes itself, and we will provide control in terms of how agree,» — said Lukashenko. He added that in the Donbass need to hold elections to «remove the issue». «And when people see the world, they will forgive us everything,» — said Lukashenko.
Elections of heads and deputies of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics scheduled to be held on November 11. Kiev has already declared that does not recognize the elections.
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. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.
The Minsk agreement