The placement of UN peacekeeping forces in the Donbass possible only with the consent of and in close cooperation with the Ukrainian authorities. This was stated by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Poland, said Onet.pl.
“Essential to the success of such a mission would be preparation of a mandate (the UN mission – ed.) in cooperation and with the consent of the Ukrainian side”, – stated in the message Department.
The Polish foreign Ministry said that the deployment of peacekeepers at the Russian-Ukrainian border “is desirable from the point of view of security and stability in the region.”
“However, we cannot accept a situation where the presence of these forces can violate the generally accepted norms of international law, in particular concerning territorial integrity and inviolability of borders”, – stated in the message.
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5 September 2017, Russia’s permanent representative 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. Russian President Vladimir 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.
5 September 2017, the representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian sub-group the Minsk process Irina Gerashchenko said that Putin distorts the idea of peacekeepers in the Donbass.
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