The administration of the President of the United States advocates that in case of placement in the Donbass UN peacekeeping mission in its composition did not include the citizens of Russia. This was stated by the special representative of the United States Ukraine Kurt Volker in an interview with The Washington Post, reports Deutsche Welle.
Walker recalled that the UN mission should have freedom of movement throughout the Donbas and control the border with Russia.
“Students must have access to the Ukrainian-Russian border and not to have any Russian personnel,” said Walker.
According to him, the US plan is to send in the Donbass UN peacekeepers, who not only had broad functions, but would have greater powers to ensure security.
Walker said that he intends to continue negotiations to discuss, including the issue of the introduction of “blue helmets”, about the settlement of the situation in the Donbass with Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov.
He believes that the peace plan gives hope for a return to the Minsk-2.
“We are trying to clarify our options, he said. If they want to stretch in their positions, to do it, they can, but it will be associated for them with considerable costs. If they want to get out of the situation, such a development can be something that we can agree and where we can find ways to effectively achieve this goal,” added the special representative of the USA to Ukraine.
26 Sep Walker stated that the presence of peacekeepers in the Donbass only on the ceasefire line will share the Ukraine.
5 September 2017, 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.”
The foreign Ministry recalled that in March 2015 President Petro Poroshenko has sent to the UN appeal on the deployment of Ukraine’s peacekeeping operations, but Russia is sabotaging this question in the security Council.
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