Washington is looking to test how Moscow wants to end armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine, suggesting Russian authorities plan to deploy 20 thousand peacekeepers on the temporarily occupied part of the Donbass. About this, citing familiar with the situation sources in the US government writes the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal.
The proposal of the U.S. government is expected “in the coming days,” say the officials, who asked to remain anonymous.
Thus Washington wants to test the Kremlin’s willingness to resolve the situation that hinted at Berlin and Paris. America’s European allies, the newspaper notes, believe that Putin is allegedly looking for a way out – as if to dissociate itself from the militants in the Donbass.
The interlocutors of WSJ did not specify which variant of the peacekeeping mission will be invited and where you plan to place soldiers of the UN forces.
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According to the publication, Washington is going to negotiate with Kiev about the upcoming option of peacekeeping operation and, in parallel, to make it clear to Moscow that Ukraine will receive military support from the West if Russia will be the inability on the part of peacekeepers.
According to the position of Ukraine, the UN peacekeepers should go to the Donbass only after Russia pulls out all his weapons and mercenaries.
The WSJ sources also claim that the White house made the decision to put APU lethal weapons, including anti-tank systems Javelin. No date not known.
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