The Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that he sees no logic in the suggestion of the US state Department to place UN peacekeepers on the border of Russia and Ukraine. About it reports TASS.
Matvienko has reminded that the President of the aggressor country Vladimir Putin instructed the foreign Ministry to appeal to the UN to request the deployment of peacekeepers in the conflict zone in the Donbass.
According to the head of the Federation Council, the peacekeepers are needed to ensure the safety of OSCE mission members. “If the OSCE will not only be on the frontline (and they travel all over the territory), then, of course, the peacekeepers will follow them throughout, but accompanied by providing security. Another meaning of these peacekeepers there,” – said Matvienko.
14 sentiabria the speaker of the state Department Heather Nauert announced that the United States advocate the placement of UN peacekeepers in the Donbass, including throughout the occupied territory and on the border with Russia. President Petro Poroshenko, speaking at the 14th annual forum of the Yalta European strategy, said that the introduction of the peacekeeping mission in the entire occupied territory of Donbass will stop the flow of weapons and troops from Russia, and information from peacekeepers may be used in a future trial against the aggressor.
Prior to this, on 5 September, Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia said that Russia has sent the Organization a draft resolution on the deployment of peacekeepers on the contact line in the Donbass. Putin noted that the presence of UN peacekeepers in the Donbass “would benefit the resolution of the conflict”, but then said that in his understanding we are talking about “people who ensure the safety of the OSCE mission,” and which “must be on the boundary line and no other areas.”
Ukraine has opposed the participation of the Russian Federation in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbass in the case that the decision to conduct such an operation were to be adopted.
Germany voted against discussion of the issue of peacekeepers with the militants LDNR, and Poland believes that peacekeepers should be placed on the Ukrainian-Russian border and not at the contact line, as proposed by Russia.