Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko at the meetings of the General Assembly and the UN security Council will raise the issue of introducing a peacekeeping mission in the Donbass. Comments about this Radio Liberty said the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko.
“Poroshenko will act in the General Assembly, it makes sense to outline our vision. It’s not that, it’s like Russia or not, we have the right to their own beliefs, we will continue to promote in the framework of the General Assembly including. The President of Ukraine will be September 20 at the UN security Council, there will be a special meeting on peacekeeping. I think it will be another opportunity to speak about our vision of the role of the UN in the Donbass,” – said Yelchenko.
“This is a very complicated issue… until this conflict is frozen, that is, to cease hostilities, I think no country will allow itself to send its peacekeepers, acting in conditions of active hostilities,” – said the diplomat.
Today, September 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the presence of UN peacekeepers in the Donbass “would benefit the resolution of the conflict.” But then he said that in his understanding we are talking about “people who ensure the safety of the OSCE mission” and “must be on the boundary line and no other areas.”
Ukraine has opposed the participation of Russia in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbass in the case that the decision to conduct such an operation were to be adopted.