German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbass. It is reported by the representative of the government of Germany Steffen Seibert.

He confirmed that Merkel and Putin spoke by phone in the afternoon.

“They discussed the Russian proposal to the UN mission in the Donbass. The Chancellor welcomed the Russian initiative in principle, but noted that should be amended in the proposed mandate,” the report says.

Seibert confirmed that Putin responded positively and not against the introduction of peacekeepers not only in the lines of demarcation in the occupied parts of Donbas.

In addition, he said that Merkel and Putin discussed the situation with the DPRK.

“An agreement was reached that the conflict over the nuclear weapons of North Korea should be resolved peacefully,” he said, noting that the German Chancellor supports the efforts of the UN security Council to rapidly adopt further sanctions against China.

Earlier, Russia is traditionally said that the negotiations on the peacekeepers need to only the “parties of conflict”, which Russia “is not”, and to introduce peacekeepers only on the demarcation line.

Negatively on the Russian draft resolution on the peacekeepers responded not only in Ukraine but also in USA, France and Poland.

In addition, according to the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko, the majority of the members of the UN security Council does not agree with the Russian proposal for the format of the peacekeeping mission in the Donbass.

September 9, Ukraine submitted to the UN Security Council its draft resolution on the deployment of the Donbas peacekeeping mission of this organization.

Merkel reiterated the call to Putin and talking about UN peacekeepers 12.09.2017

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